Stefan specializes in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investments, reorganizations, joint ventures, and commercial agreements with a particular emphasis on such matters involving private equity backed companies.
He represents a broad range of clients in many different industries, with an emphasis on:
- financial services
- food, beverage and agribusiness
- consumer products
- real estate services or holdings
Stefan provides corporate commercial advice to a wide range of domestic and foreign headquartered clients, including businesses that are looking to expand by investment or by acquisition into the Canadian market.
Stefan regularly acts as an external general counsel for businesses without legal counsel in Canada or at all and is a trusted business advisor and a creative problem-solver who is committed to providing practical, strategic, commercial and actionable advice in a responsive and cost-effective manner.
Stefan is national chair of the firm's Private Equity Group, is the former Toronto regional leader of our U.S. Steering Committee and is a member of our International Steering Committee.
Stefan spent six months at one of the largest international package delivery companies as a temporary replacement for their vice-president/general counsel. In this capacity, he oversaw all legal matters related to both the small package and supply chain aspects of the Canadian business.
Prior to joining BLG, Stefan worked at another large Canadian-based law firm, and while at this firm he spent over three years at their Chicago office providing U.S.-based clients with advice on Canadian legal matters.