Jay M. Hoffman

Partner | Toronto

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Jay Hoffman is a Partner and the Leader of Miller Thomson’s National Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. His practice focuses on merger and acquisition and capital markets transactions, as well as providing advice to clients on corporate governance matters. He has over 25 years of experience advising clients on a broad range of corporate and securities law matters.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

We are pleased to announce 126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from...

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Miller Thomson’s James Klotz and Jay Hoffman contribute to European Lawyer’s new Corporate Governance book.

Miller Thomson congratulates James Klotz and Jay Hoffman on the publication of their Canada Chapter, which appears in the newly released book Corporate Governance, a European Lawyer Reference Series. The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by their associate Mara Banack in the...

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Miller Thomson leads Canadian law firms in deal flow in 2012

Miller Thomson earns first place on the list of Canadian legal advisors to the underwriters for the number of equity deals completed in 2012, as reported in the January 31, 2013 issue of the Financial Post.  Says Jay Hoffman, Chair...

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Jay Hoffman quoted in Reuters article on Canada’s rejection of Petronas’ bid for Progress Energy Resources Corp.

Jay Hoffman, partner and co-chair of the business law group of Miller Thomson LLP in Toronto, is quoted in a Reuters article on the laws that protect state-owned entities in foreign countries following Industry Minister Christian Paradis’ rejection of Malaysian...

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Miller Thomson leads Canadian law firms in deal flow in 2011

In its January 27th edition, the Financial Post reported that Miller Thomson earned 1st place on the list of Canadian legal advisors to the underwriters in terms of the number of both debt and equity deals completed in 2011. When...

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Jay Hoffman comments on shareholder activism in Corporate Secretary magazine

In the August 2011 issue of Corporate Secretary magazine, Jay Hoffman discusses the rise of shareholder activism. When asked about how the Canadian landscape has changed, Jay points out that hostile proxy fights for control by activist investor groups are now frequently taking...

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Jay Hoffman speaks at a Law Society of Upper Canada conference on “Advising Special Committees – When Can Regular Internal or External Counsel Act”.

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Jeffrey Carhart and Jay Hoffman will be speaking at the 6th Annual Commercial Insolvency and Restructuring Conference on October 17, 2008

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Corporate Governance – International Series

Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters

Canada chapter, click here to view this publication.

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The Finkelstein Decision: OSC Provides Clarity on Insider Trading and Tipping Proceedings

On March 24, 2015, a panel (the “Panel“) of the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) found that former Toronto securities lawyer, Mitchell Finkelstein, and four investment advisers breached the illegal insider trading and tipping provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) (the...

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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Best Practices Guideline

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Securities Law

Thomson Reuters

Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada. 

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The Finkelstein Decision: OSC Provides Clarity on Insider Trading and Tipping Proceedings

Securities Practice Notes

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Takeover Bids Directive Assessment Report to the European Commission: Canada

Centre for European Policy Studies

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Secret Proxy Fights: Is Your Board About to be Replaced Without Your Knowledge? Advance Notice By-laws May Save the Day

Despite the effort that Canadian companies make to properly identify, vet, and educate director nominees, for most of these companies, unknown, unproven and, at times, undesirable director candidates can be nominated directly from the floor of shareholder meetings – with...

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Empty Voting – Waiting for a Regulatory Response

Empty Voting in the Spotlight Hedge funds, activist investors, issuers and corporate governance advisors will be paying close attention to the practice of “empty voting” after the decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (the “BCCA”) regarding the proxy...

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Canada’s rejection of Petronas throws spotlight on takeover laws

Reuters

Jay Hoffman is quoted in Euan Rocha’s artcile. Read the full article here: Online | PDF

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Adjusting to the OSC’s New Goals

Corporate Secretary

Read the article here: Online or PDF.  

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