Stewart Muglich is the leader of the Corporate Finance + Securities, Mergers + Acquisitions and Cannabis Practice Groups. He is also a member of the Corporate/Commercial Practice Group. Since 2016, Stewart has been recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada for his work in corporate law.
Stewart has been advising clients in corporate finance and securities matters, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and going private transactions for almost three decades. He has represented clients across various business sectors including the energy, forestry, industrial, life sciences (including pharmaceuticals), mining and technology sectors. Stewart has been involved in transactions ranging in value from a few hundred thousand dollars to over one billion dollars. He frequently assists clients with public and private offerings and other financings, including exempt, registered, Rule 144A, Regulation S and initial public offerings, and acts for both issuers and investment bankers. Stewart provides strategic advice on both proxy contests and hostile and negotiated takeover bids. In that regard, he has represented incumbents, dissidents and special committees and is well aware of the unique requirements that each group faces.
Stewart is experienced in cross-border transactions and is well versed in regulatory compliance issues. This includes corporate governance matters, which arise in Canada and the United States under the regulatory framework of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, the Canadian Securities Exchange, NASDAQ, the NYSE, the various securities regulators in Canada, and the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in the United States. Stewart has a broad network that regularly assists him with completing complex transactions with parties from around the world.
Stewart is a trusted advisor for his clients. He strives to become knowledgeable about each of his clients’ specific businesses so he can offer prudent, business-oriented legal advice. It is through his many years of experience that he provides a useful resource, whether he is drawing upon his knowledge or finding creative solutions for his client’s issues.