Stephen Kerr

PartnerFaskenCapital Markets and M&A; Corporate and Private M&A; In-House Counsel

Stephen Kerr practises general corporate/commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the financial services industry. Stephen's clients include banks, insurance companies, reinsurance companies, managing general agents and brokers. A significant portion of Stephen's practice involves providing general counsel advice to both large and mid-size businesses (regardless of industry). Much of this advice concerns acquisition and divestment strategies, complex reorganizations and material commercial agreements.

Stephen Kerr practises general corporate/commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the financial services industry. Stephen's clients include banks, insurance companies, reinsurance companies, managing general agents and brokers. A significant portion of Stephen's practice involves providing general counsel advice to both large and mid-size businesses (regardless of industry). Much of this advice concerns acquisition and divestment strategies, complex reorganizations and material commercial agreements.

Stephen also advises on the incorporation and registration of banks, (life and general) insurance companies and insurance brokerages and has advised on various portfolio transfers among insurance companies and fraternal benefit societies. Stephen also advises on demutualizations, public and private financings, and significant acquisitions and divestitures of regulated financial institutions and insurance brokerages.

Stephen provides ongoing assistance to financial services clients (among others) in a number of areas including advising on banking, insurance, reinsurance, and other political and regulatory matters, at both the provincial and federal level. Stephen also advises the financial services industry on matters relating to corporate governance.

Education

  • Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1996
  • University of Western Ontario, M.A., 1992
  • Queen's University, B.A. (Hons.), 1991

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1998

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Awards & Honours

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2008 as one of the "top Canadian corporate lawyers to watch"