Yosef is Chair of our Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions Group and a Partner in our Business Law Group. He is a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40. Yosef's practice focuses on working with the law to help his clients achieve their business goals. He collaborates with businesses, owner-operators, executives, management, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to solve problems in various stages of their growth process.
Yosef frequently and successfully navigates mergers and acquisitions, maximizes the positive effect of corporate structures, arranges equity and debt financing, advises on shareholder disputes, and structures and negotiates business transactions. He counsels emerging companies, venture capital funds and investors that finance them, and strategic businesses that buy them.
Counseling purchasers and vendors in local, national, and international mergers and acquisitions is a significant part of Yosef’s practice. He excels in advising businesses and private equity firms on how to acquire or divest businesses in the most effective manner. Yosef uses his extensive legal and business experience to draft and negotiate terms of agreement and deal structures. He enables succession plans and assists potential target companies in organizing and marketing themselves for acquisition.
Key to Yosef’s personality is his ability to bring groups together, be it businesses for acquisition, legal teams from different practice areas, or service providers from various industries. Clients value the human side of the transaction that Yosef brings to the table. Team members rely upon Yosef to help them succeed and achieve their business objectives. Most importantly, he is able to anticipate obstacles and devise plans to overcome them successfully.
Yosef loves the Montreal Canadiens. Although he realizes he will never play professional hockey in the NHL, he does the next best thing, floor hockey. He has been recently acknowledged by his peers in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Lawyer To Watch.
Here is what clients are saying about Yosef:
- "Yosef is my go-to guy. He gets it.”
- CEO North American Mid-Market company
- “I love working with Yosef. He treats me as his most important client and takes personal care of me.”
– Owner / Operator of a Family Business
- “Yosef understands my business and provides me great legal advice to fit my business needs.”
– Head of a Toronto-based Real Estate Acquisition / Investment Company
- “Watching Yosef negotiate and represent me was like watching Harvey Specter from Suits. We achieved great results”
- Founder of a Tech Start-Up