C. Steven Cohen

Practice Focus

  • Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Public and private offerings of debt and equity securities
    • Takeover bids, mergers, reorganizations and other business combinations
    • Corporate governance
    • Stock exchange listing matters and regulatory compliance matters

Practice Areas


  • Seconded to Alberta Securities Commission, 1983
  • University of Toronto, Bachelor of Laws, 1981
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science, Engineering (with Distinction), 1977
  • Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Foundations of Finance, 2001

Bar Admission

  • Ontario 1988
  • Alberta 1982

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Past Member, Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Past Member, Listing Advisory Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Past Member, Securities Advisory Committee to the Alberta Securities Commission
  • Past Member, Alberta Securities Commission Oil & Gas Task Force
  • Past Member, Canadian Venture Exchange Securities Advisory Committee

Honours & Recognition

  • Named as Best Lawyers in Canada Calgary Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Named in Chambers Global Canada as a leading lawyer in Corporate/Commercial (Alberta), 2016-2018
  • Named in The Legal 500 Canada as a recommended lawyer in Canada in Capital Markets, 2018
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition of Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, 2013-2017
  • Named as Best Lawyers in Canada Calgary Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • Named in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, annually since 2012
  • Named in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, in the area of Corporate Finance, 2006-2017
  • Named in Who's Who, Legal: Canada in the area of Capital Markets, annually since 2011
  • Named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a repeatedly, consistently or most frequently recommended lawyer in Calgary in the areas of Corporate Finance & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions annually since 2002 and in the area of Corporate Mid-Market, 2007-2014
  • Named in Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, in the area of Corporate/M&A, 2008-2010
  • Named in the Best Lawyers in Canada, in the areas of Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Law annually since 2006
  • Named in the Lexpert Guide to the Top 100 Industry Specialists in Canada, 2006

Community Involvement

  • Past Executive Committee Member, Member of Board of Directors and Member Strategic Planning Committee of Calgary Jewish Community Council
  • Member of various fund-raising and event committees, Ronald McDonald House (Calgary)
  • Past Instructor of Securities Law Course at the University of Calgary Law School