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Year of Call

Ontario, 1994
Quebec, 1994

Education

LL.B., McGill University, 1992

B.C.L., McGill University, 1992

Andrew M. Reback

Andrew Reback is Chair of the Tax Group and has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions/divestitures, domestic and international tax planning, corporate reorganizations, public offerings, financings and estate planning.

Andrew's experience includes:

  • Represented Evolocity Financial Group Ltd., a leading financial technology company, in a financing with the Bank of Montreal
  • Represented Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors in its sale of a portfolio of assets to Mapletree Investments
  • Representing Versapay Corporation regarding the sale of its Merchant Services business to BluePay Canada, ULC
  • Representing Apogee Enterprises Inc. regarding its $135 million acquisition of Sotawall Inc.
  • Representing the shareholders of GGY International Inc. regarding their sale to Moody's Corporation
  • Representing Evolocity Financial Group Inc. in a $22.5 million debt and equity financing with Seer Capital Partners
  • Representing Hitachi Capital Canada Corp. in the acquisition of CLE Leasing Enterprises Ltd.
  • Representing Contrans Group Inc. in its acquisition by TransForce Inc.
  • Representing Claron Technology Inc. in its $37 million sale to Lexmark International Inc.
  • Representing US private equity group Trivest Partners, L.P. regarding its sale of Hazmasters Inc. to WESCO International, Inc.
  • Representing Falck Global Safety B.V. regarding its acquisition of a majority of shares of Survival Systems Integrated Services Ltd., a provider of safety services in the oil and gas, aviation and military industries
  • Representing Plant Products Co. Ltd. regarding the sale of its Canadian distribution business to MGS Horticultural Inc. and the sale of its specialty fertilizer manufacturing business to Master Plant-Prod Inc., a subsidiary of Haifa Chemicals Ltd.
  • Representing Burger King Corporation regarding its sale of the shares of Burger King Restaurants of Canada Inc. to Redberry Investments Corp.
  • Representing Trivest Partners, LP regarding its acquisition of Hazmasters Inc.
  • Representing Yancoal Canada Resources Co., Ltd. a subsidiary of Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited regarding its acquisition of potash mineral exploration permits in the Province of Saskatchewan from Devonian Potash Inc. and North Atlantic Potash Inc.
  • Representing various US-based restaurant chains and food service businesses in structuring their expansion into Canada
  • Representing CF Industries Holdings, Inc. regarding its acquisition of Viterra's interest in Canadian Fertilizers Limited
  • Representing the majority shareholders of MBE Transatlantic Inc., a company carrying on the Mail Boxes Etc. and The UPS Store business, regarding their share sale to Next Level Holdings Inc.
  • Representing Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. regarding its acquisition of the Chrysler Group of Companies
  • Representing Pfizer Inc. and Pfizer Canada Inc. regarding the US$16.6 billion sale of the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Business to Johnson & Johnson Inc.
  • Representing Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. regarding its acquisition of Royal LePage Commercial Inc.
  • Representing Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. regarding its acquisition of assets and interests relating to the Alamo and National Car rental business
  • Representing Cargojet Income Fund regarding its $60 million initial public offering and acquisition of Cargojet Holdings Inc.
  • Representing Golf Town Income Fund regarding its $110 million initial public offering and acquisition of Golf Town Canada Inc.
  • Representing Amtelecom Income Fund regarding its $60 million initial public offering and acquisition of the communications business of Amtelecom Group Inc.
  • Representing BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. regarding its $228 million valued acquisition of Glyko Biomedical Ltd.
  • Representing Contrans Income Fund regarding its conversion to an income trust and $50 million initial public offering
  • Representing TVX Gold Inc. regarding its $3.5 billion business combination by way of plan of arrangement with Kinross Gold Corporation and Echo Bay Mines Ltd.
  • Representing Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. regarding its acquisition of telecommunication assets from various Teleglobe-related entities
  • Representing various athletes such as members of the Toronto Raptors in structuring tax planning strategies
  • Representing various high net worth individuals regarding tax planning strategies


Andrew also represents clients in relation to assessments by Canada Revenue Agency and the Ministry of Finance. He is frequently consulted on matters relating to the acquisition of Canadian entities by foreign corporations as well as the acquisition of foreign entities by Canadian corporations.

In addition to his legal practice, Andrew is an author. He is the co-author of the Canada - U.S. Commercial Law Guide. He is also frequently quoted in the National Post and has spoken on various topics at tax seminars held in Toronto. Andrew spoke at the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference on US companies expanding into Canada.

Andrew completed one year of the core course at McGill's Faculty of Management (1987-1988) before transferring to the Faculty of Law.

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  • Canadian Tax Foundation
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