Vincent is an associate and a member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial practice group, advising Canadian and international business clients on various regulatory compliance and transactional matters.
Vincent provides strategic advice and legal counsel on the structuring and negotiation of financial and commercial transactions, corporate development and risk management strategies and regulatory compliance matters. He strives to add real and substantial value during all stages of the deal-making process and the implementation of financial management and corporate strategies in various aspects throughout the business life cycle — by developing a deep understanding of his client's playbook and organizational objectives.
Vincent regularly works on transactions such as private equity or strategic acquisition of shares or assets, buyouts, start-up business formations, corporate restructurings and tax reorganizations, bank and secured financings, and various commercial agreements. Vincent also provides advice on regulatory compliance matters regarding corporate and securities, estate planning, investment and trade, privacy and data security, charity and non-profit, and Canada/U.S. cross-border issues.
Vincent returned to the firm as an associate, after spending his 2L summer and articling at the firm’s business and finance groups in the 2017-2018 term. Before articling, Vincent sat for the Ontario and New York bar exams and is now qualified to practice law in Canada (Ontario) and the United States (New York).
Vincent graduated from the accelerated JD/MBA joint degree program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business, York University. While in law school, he was involved in the Advanced Business Law Workshops (ABLW), the Osgoode Business Clinic (OBC) and the Osgoode Venture Capital Clinical Project (OVC) and had competed nationally in the Corporate/Securities Law Moot team in 2016. During his MBA, he was selected by the Global Leadership Program (GLP), where he participated in a management consulting practicum with the Tel Aviv University, Israel and contributed to publishing an undergraduate level business textbook on Organizational Behaviour. Before law school, Vincent attended the University of Toronto’s Rotman Commerce program, graduating with a Finance & Economics joint specialist (with High Distinction), where he was involved with various teaching and research assistant positions. Vincent has passed the Level II exam of the CFA Program.
In his free time, Vincent enjoys swimming, playing tennis and pool billiards. He is also an avid follower of Canadian, U.S. and local politics and the latest investment trends.
Legal Qualifications and Bar Admissions
Barrister & Solicitor, licensed in Ontario, Canada (2018)
Attorney & Counsellor-at-law, licensed in New York, United States (2018)
Foreign Legal Consultant (of N.Y. and U.S. law), Law Society of Ontario
Education and Designations
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Finance & Economics Joint Specialist, Rotman School of Management, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto (2014)
Juris Doctor (Joint Degree Program), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2017)
Master of Business Administration (Joint Degree Program), Schulich School of Business, York University (2017)
Passed Level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program, CFA Institute
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Canadian bar Association (CBA)
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Canadian American Bar Association (CABA), International Member
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – ACG Toronto Chapter, Member
Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFAI) – CFA Society Toronto, Affiliate Member
Areas of Practice
- Canada-US Cross Border
- Commercial Banking
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Secured Lending
- Trade Regulation
- Corporate Tax
- International Business
- Corporate Growth & Ventures Series: Earn-Out and Reverse Earn-Out Provisions
- M&A and Private Equity Bulletin: Insights from the Fairstone-Duo Bank Decision on the Effect of MAE/MAC Provisions Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Bulletin: How California Data Protection and Consumer Privacy Legislation Affects Canadian Businesses