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Jennifer A. Wainwright

Partner* Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1992
*Practising as a professional corporation

With over 25 years of corporate and securities law experience, Jennifer offers her clients exceptional legal problem-solving and a superior understanding of how legal structures will impact the viability of their business deals.

Jennifer is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. She works alongside members of the firm’s Real Estate Group to provide strategic corporate advice on the structuring of syndicated real estate transactions.

Her practice focuses on fund structuring and implementation and structured real estate transactions. She advises both public and private real estate owners and developers on complex structured real estate acquisitions, as well as resident and foreign dealers, investment and hedge funds, and their managers and service providers on product structuring and formation, regulatory compliance, derivatives and registration matters.

Jennifer also has extensive expertise advising on public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, governance, securities regulatory compliance and ongoing business issues.

Jennifer is a former member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee, a working group appointed to advise the OSC on legislative and policy initiatives and capital markets trends. She also assisted the OSC in understanding and addressing issues faced by small- and medium-size businesses through her role on its Small Business Advisory Committee. Jennifer is the co-chair of AIMA Canada’s Legal and Finance Committee.

Awards & Recognition

  • Appears in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers, Guide to the World's Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Lawyers, and Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law.
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Securities Law

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
  • Legal and Finance Committee, AIMA Canada

Representative Matters

Acted on the structuring, documentation and implementation of mortgage and real estate-based funds.

Acted on the acquisition and financing of large and complex syndicated real estate transaction.

Acted on the creation of hedge funds, mutual funds and other pooled fund structures.

Advised investment advisors, dealers and investment fund managers on ongoing legal compliance matters.

Acted on the creation of off-shore funds with a Canadian presence.

Acted on numerous share and asset acquisitions/dispositions in Canada on behalf of private companies, as well as public national and multinational corporations operating in Canada.

Acted on a number of public and private financings for a variety of clients.

Advised a number of institutional investors and investee companies on venture capital investments.

Education

  • LLB, University of Western Ontario, 1990
  • BA (Hons.), University of Toronto, 1987