Linda Pieterson

Partner

For over 20 years, Linda has happily collected business clients who have learned that they do not just have to tolerate, but can actually like, their lawyer. Deals are what she does: wickedly complex international ones and those that just help fantastic clients navigate to where they need to be. We can confirm that she has negotiated more deals than there are raccoons in Toronto (i.e., far too many to count). She has done deals in industries including sports, radio, grocery, real estate, banking, project finance, real estate development, medical and restaurant, everywhere from Lichtenstein to the local pub. Although we think of Linda as a pretty hip 50ish year old, we concede that this does not reconcile easily with her awesome contract drafting skills: devils in the details fear her. She can regale you with tales of why boilerplate really matters (not to mention the horrors of failing to have a shareholders’ agreement). Although she has publicly declared that her favourite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life”, we know that it is really “Dodgeball”. She has a closing checklist for April Fool’s Day and is the fiercely proud co-creator of three of the best humans on the planet.

Expertise

  • Legal advisor on extensive range of corporate and commercial matters
  • Negotiation of complex business transactions
  • Transaction structuring including limited and unlimited liability corporations, professional corporations, trusts, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Private company governance
  • Asset acquisition transactions
  • Share purchase transactions
  • Financing transactions for both lenders and borrowers
  • Traditional secured financings, including foreign lending transactions, project finance, asset based lending, syndicated and cross border transactions
  • Wide variety of industry expertise

Representative Deals

  • Lead legal counsel to development group in respect of
    structuring and financing joint ventures, acquisitions and financings
  • Ongoing advisor to entrepreneurial investor in wide range of cross-border businesses from start-ups to established ventures
  • Legal consultant to chain restaurant owner in expansion and operation of Toronto restaurants
  • Buyout of assets and joint venture interests in multi-party medical practice
  • Financing chain of hotels in Greater Toronto Area
  • Acquisition of local software companies to expand client’s technology base
  • Corporate counsel to litigation finance company

Education

  • Hon. B.A. (English), University of Windsor (1987)
  • LL.B., University of Windsor (1990)
  • Call to Bar: 1992 (Ontario)

CONTACT INFO

416.642.4302

647.260.2224

ASSISTANT
Sharon Hudson
416.364.6211 Ext. 214


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