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Frank Callaghan



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Frank practises corporate and commercial law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and corporate finance.

He counsels international and domestic public and private companies and their shareholders in government matters, directors’ obligations, shareholders rights, and all aspects of corporate, securities and commercial laws.

Frank's practice includes:

  • Acting for vendors, purchasers and other stakeholders in connection with divestitures and acquisitions.
  • Acting for both financial institutions and borrowers in financings, restructurings and related transactions, including acting for issuers in public debt offerings.
  • Negotiating and establishing credit facilities and restructurings.
  • Managing complex corporate/commercial transactions, including joint ventures, real estate syndications, and corporate reorganizations and combinations.

Frank is a member of the firm's National Management Committee.


  • The Special Committee of Corus Entertainment Inc. in connection with its $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media.
  • $860 million secondary offering of shares of Northland Power Holdings Inc. by its principal shareholder.
  • Counsel to U.S. private equity funds in their acquisition of private Canadian manufacturers.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Corporate Secretary to a number of public entities including UE Waterheater Income Fund, Spar Aerospace Limited and North American Energy Partners Inc.
  • Past Director, Caradon Limited, formerly Indal Limited (a diversified building products manufacturing company) and Upper Lakes Group Inc.

Community Involvement

  • Past Treasurer and Member, Executive Committee, UNICEF (Ontario)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2008) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law).
  • Recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2020 edition (and previous editions) of the Lexpert® ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure.
  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2018) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Private Equity) and in the 2018-2019 editions (Corporate Finance and Securities).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Mid-Market).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1982
  • LLB, Université de Western Ontario, 1980