Shayna Goldman

Associate

Shayna Goldman

Shayna Goldman

Associate

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2015

Shayna devises innovative solutions to meet her clients’ business needs.

She acts for clients on domestic and cross-border private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate transactions and related financings, and other corporate and commercial transactions. Shayna's clients span a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and retail.

While at the Université de Montréal, Shayna clerked for Justice Martin Castonguay of the Superior Court of Québec, Montréal Division.

Shayna Goldman

Associate

Shayna devises innovative solutions to meet her clients’ business needs.

She acts for clients on domestic and cross-border private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate transactions and related financings, and other corporate and commercial transactions. Shayna's clients span a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and retail.

While at the Université de Montréal, Shayna clerked for Justice Martin Castonguay of the Superior Court of Québec, Montréal Division.

Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Acted for Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its non-operational pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario, to 2670568 Ontario Limited, a subsidiary of Riversedge Developments Inc.

Searchlight Pharma

Acted for Searchlight Pharma in the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement to commercialize Estelle® in Canada.

Claridge Inc.

Acted for Claridge Inc. in its strategic partnership with 49th Parallel Roasters Inc., a British Columbia based specialty grade coffee company.

Vista Equity Partners III LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners in the carve-out sale of the vertical business applications group of its Aptean portfolio companies to a subsidiary of ESW Capital, LLC.

Searchlight Pharma Inc.

Acted for Searchlight Pharma Inc. in its acquisition from Norgine B.V.'s subsidiary, Merus Labs International Inc., of its Canadian assets relating to Enablex and Vancocin.

Resolute Forest Products

Acted for Fibrek Recycling US Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its recycled bleached kraft pulp mill in Fairmont, West Virginia to ND Fairmont LLC, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited.

Vista Equity Partners III, LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners in the carve-out by its portfolio company, Aptean, Inc., of its public sector and healthcare business and the merger of that business with Superion, LLC, and TriTech Software Systems Inc. to form one of the largest conglomerates focused specifically on state and local governments in North America.

SmartCentres REIT

Acted for SmartCentres REIT in the formation of a 50:50 joint venture with Jadco Construction, known as Laval Centre Apartments Limited Partnership, into which SmartCentres contributed development lands located in Laval, Quebec.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in the sale of 13 gas stations and retail sites to Irving Oil Limited in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Advantech Wireless Inc.

Acted for Advantech Wireless Inc., a leading wireless broadband communications solutions provider, in the sale of its radio frequency, terrestrial microwave and antenna equipment divisions to a subsidiary of Baylin Technologies Inc., a TSX-listed company.  

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.

Acted for Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., the world's largest distributor and retailer of professional beauty products, in its acquisition of  H. Chalut Ltée, a Québec-based company in the hair care industry.

Neovia Probiotics Inc.

Acted for Neovia Probiotics Inc., an indirect subsidiary of a leading French agricultural cooperative group, in its acquisition (by way of a plan of arrangement) of Epicore BioNetworks Inc., a TSXV-listed company specializing in the sale of environmental biological products and specialty feeds.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Acted for Cincinnati Bell Inc. in its acquisition of OnX Enterprise Solutions, a leading enterprise technology services and solutions provider.

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Acted for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in its sale of the building at 680 Sherbrooke Street West to The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (McGill University).

KIK Custom Products Inc.

Acted for KIK Custom Products Inc. in its acquisition of Lavo Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of laundry detergent, household cleaners, fabric softeners and bleach in Canada.

Canadian Technical Tape Ltd.

Acted for Canadian Technical Tape Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Intertape Polymer Group Inc., a TSX-listed company.

Redbourne 1801 McGill Properties Inc.

Acted for Redbourne Realty Fund II in connection with the sale of its interest in a downtown Montréal office building to Canada Post Corporation Pension Fund.

Group of Leading Financial Institutions

Acted for a group of leading financial institutions in connection with the $1.25-billion refinancing for Air Canada. The group included TD Securities Inc., as representative of the initial purchasers of $200-million of Air Canada's 4.75% senior secured notes due 2023, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and lender under a new US$1.1-billion senior secured credit facility.

Vista Equity Partners III, LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners portfolio companies in connection with (i) an acquisition by Aptean, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software solutions and a Vista Equity portfolio company, of the Government & Enterprise Management Solutions Division from StarDyne Technologies Inc.; and (ii) an acquisition by PowerSchool Group LLC, the leading education technology platform for K-12 and another Vista Equity portfolio company, of the SRB Education Solutions Division of StarDyne Technologies Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.

Peds Legwear Inc.

Acted for Peds Legwear Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Gildan Activewear Inc., for an acquisition cost of US$55 million.

C&C Packing Inc.

Acted for C&C Packing Inc. and its affiliate, Premier Meat Packers (2009) Inc., leaders in the supply of fresh and frozen meat products across central and eastern Canada, in connection with the sale of their business to a subsidiary of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a Canadian public company.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, in connection with its $1.68-billion acquisition of 279 Esso-branded fuel and convenience sites; 229 of these sites are located in Ontario and 50 are located in Québec. The acquisition also includes land banks and dealer-operated sites, as well as a long-term supply agreement with Imperial Oil.

Claridge Properties Ltd.

Acted for Claridge Properties Ltd. and Montoni Group in connection with Espace Montmorency, the largest commercial real estate project ever to be built in Laval, Québec.

Revera Inc.

Acted for Revera Inc. and Welltower Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc.

Locemia Solutions ULC

Acted for Locemia Solutions ULC in connection with the acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company of substantially all of Locemia's assets associated with the research and commercialization of the first needle-free rescue treatment of severe hypoglycemia.

The MANN+HUMMEL Group

Acted as Canadian counsel to The MANN+HUMMEL Group of Ludwigsburg, Germany, in connection with its acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding the South American operations) of Affinia Group for a purchase price of approximately US$1.335 billion (US$513 million for the equity and the assumption of US$822 million of debt).

Bulletin

Amendments to English Signage Requirements in Québec

Dec. 01, 2016 - On November 24, 2016, the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business (Rules) came into force. The Rules come in the wake of Québec (Procureure générale) v Magasins Best Buy ltée. In Best Buy, the Québec Court of Appeal ruled that...

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2015

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB/JD (Dean’s Honour List), 2014
McGill University, BA, 2011

Shayna devises innovative solutions to meet her clients’ business needs.

She acts for clients on domestic and cross-border private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate transactions and related financings, and other corporate and commercial transactions. Shayna's clients span a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and retail.

While at the Université de Montréal, Shayna clerked for Justice Martin Castonguay of the Superior Court of Québec, Montréal Division.

Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Acted for Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its non-operational pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario, to 2670568 Ontario Limited, a subsidiary of Riversedge Developments Inc.

Searchlight Pharma

Acted for Searchlight Pharma in the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement to commercialize Estelle® in Canada.

Claridge Inc.

Acted for Claridge Inc. in its strategic partnership with 49th Parallel Roasters Inc., a British Columbia based specialty grade coffee company.

Vista Equity Partners III LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners in the carve-out sale of the vertical business applications group of its Aptean portfolio companies to a subsidiary of ESW Capital, LLC.

Searchlight Pharma Inc.

Acted for Searchlight Pharma Inc. in its acquisition from Norgine B.V.'s subsidiary, Merus Labs International Inc., of its Canadian assets relating to Enablex and Vancocin.

Resolute Forest Products

Acted for Fibrek Recycling US Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its recycled bleached kraft pulp mill in Fairmont, West Virginia to ND Fairmont LLC, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited.

Vista Equity Partners III, LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners in the carve-out by its portfolio company, Aptean, Inc., of its public sector and healthcare business and the merger of that business with Superion, LLC, and TriTech Software Systems Inc. to form one of the largest conglomerates focused specifically on state and local governments in North America.

SmartCentres REIT

Acted for SmartCentres REIT in the formation of a 50:50 joint venture with Jadco Construction, known as Laval Centre Apartments Limited Partnership, into which SmartCentres contributed development lands located in Laval, Quebec.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in the sale of 13 gas stations and retail sites to Irving Oil Limited in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Advantech Wireless Inc.

Acted for Advantech Wireless Inc., a leading wireless broadband communications solutions provider, in the sale of its radio frequency, terrestrial microwave and antenna equipment divisions to a subsidiary of Baylin Technologies Inc., a TSX-listed company.  

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.

Acted for Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., the world's largest distributor and retailer of professional beauty products, in its acquisition of  H. Chalut Ltée, a Québec-based company in the hair care industry.

Neovia Probiotics Inc.

Acted for Neovia Probiotics Inc., an indirect subsidiary of a leading French agricultural cooperative group, in its acquisition (by way of a plan of arrangement) of Epicore BioNetworks Inc., a TSXV-listed company specializing in the sale of environmental biological products and specialty feeds.

Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Acted for Cincinnati Bell Inc. in its acquisition of OnX Enterprise Solutions, a leading enterprise technology services and solutions provider.

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Acted for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in its sale of the building at 680 Sherbrooke Street West to The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (McGill University).

KIK Custom Products Inc.

Acted for KIK Custom Products Inc. in its acquisition of Lavo Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of laundry detergent, household cleaners, fabric softeners and bleach in Canada.

Canadian Technical Tape Ltd.

Acted for Canadian Technical Tape Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Intertape Polymer Group Inc., a TSX-listed company.

Redbourne 1801 McGill Properties Inc.

Acted for Redbourne Realty Fund II in connection with the sale of its interest in a downtown Montréal office building to Canada Post Corporation Pension Fund.

Group of Leading Financial Institutions

Acted for a group of leading financial institutions in connection with the $1.25-billion refinancing for Air Canada. The group included TD Securities Inc., as representative of the initial purchasers of $200-million of Air Canada's 4.75% senior secured notes due 2023, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and lender under a new US$1.1-billion senior secured credit facility.

Vista Equity Partners III, LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners portfolio companies in connection with (i) an acquisition by Aptean, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software solutions and a Vista Equity portfolio company, of the Government & Enterprise Management Solutions Division from StarDyne Technologies Inc.; and (ii) an acquisition by PowerSchool Group LLC, the leading education technology platform for K-12 and another Vista Equity portfolio company, of the SRB Education Solutions Division of StarDyne Technologies Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.

Peds Legwear Inc.

Acted for Peds Legwear Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Gildan Activewear Inc., for an acquisition cost of US$55 million.

C&C Packing Inc.

Acted for C&C Packing Inc. and its affiliate, Premier Meat Packers (2009) Inc., leaders in the supply of fresh and frozen meat products across central and eastern Canada, in connection with the sale of their business to a subsidiary of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a Canadian public company.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, in connection with its $1.68-billion acquisition of 279 Esso-branded fuel and convenience sites; 229 of these sites are located in Ontario and 50 are located in Québec. The acquisition also includes land banks and dealer-operated sites, as well as a long-term supply agreement with Imperial Oil.

Claridge Properties Ltd.

Acted for Claridge Properties Ltd. and Montoni Group in connection with Espace Montmorency, the largest commercial real estate project ever to be built in Laval, Québec.

Revera Inc.

Acted for Revera Inc. and Welltower Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc.

Locemia Solutions ULC

Acted for Locemia Solutions ULC in connection with the acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company of substantially all of Locemia's assets associated with the research and commercialization of the first needle-free rescue treatment of severe hypoglycemia.

The MANN+HUMMEL Group

Acted as Canadian counsel to The MANN+HUMMEL Group of Ludwigsburg, Germany, in connection with its acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding the South American operations) of Affinia Group for a purchase price of approximately US$1.335 billion (US$513 million for the equity and the assumption of US$822 million of debt).

Bulletin

Amendments to English Signage Requirements in Québec

Dec. 01, 2016 - On November 24, 2016, the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business (Rules) came into force. The Rules come in the wake of Québec (Procureure générale) v Magasins Best Buy ltée. In Best Buy, the Québec Court of Appeal ruled that...

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2015

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB/JD (Dean’s Honour List), 2014
McGill University, BA, 2011