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Lefton joins Fasken Martineau's M&A, corporate finance groups

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 11:22 AM | By John Chunn


Fasken Martineau announced on June 19 that Jay A. Lefton has joined its Toronto office as partner in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance groups. 

Lefton arrives from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. His practice focuses on all areas of corporate and securities law, notably public and private M&As, mostly multi-jurisdictional and with an emphasis on technology and life sciences companies as well as corporate finance. He represents publicly and privately owned issuers, advisers, venture capitalists, institutional investors and private equity funds. He also advises academic institutions and researchers on the commercialization of their discoveries. 

“We are delighted to welcome Jay to Fasken,” said Martin K. Denyes, Ontario regional managing partner for Fasken Martineau. “He is well known for his merger and acquisition work and he will strengthen our presence in Israel and with businesses operating in Israel and Canada.” 

“We are pleased to have Jay joins us,” stated Richard J. Steinberg, international chair of the Fasken Martineau’s securities and M&A group. “He brings a wealth of experience in complex and cross-border transactions that will add depth to our group.” 

Lefton is a member of the American Bar Association’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and a former member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee.