Stephen Pincus is a partner, executive committee member and chair of Goodmans Capital Markets practice. Widely recognised as one of Canada’s leading lawyers he is well-known for leadership of many complex and innovative domestic and cross-border transactions including: Canada’s first SPAC qualifying acquisition, the formation of its largest healthcare REIT, the global roll-up of 11 media content companies, its largest investment bank merger in more than a decade, its first cross-border income fund, the buyout of its largest funeral homes company and the first non-US IPO in the world of a US REIT. He also advises boards of directors and activist shareholders on corporate governance and proxy fights. Stephen is recognised as a leading lawyer by Lexpert, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Canada, Euromoney and Law Business Research. He is the founding Chairman and a Director of the Canada Africa Chamber of Business, co-Chair of SenbridGe, member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel, member of the Canadian General Counsel Awards Advisory Board and member of the Corporate and Securities Advisory Board of Practical Law – Canada. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1989.