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Steve Cohen


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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 and Alberta 1982
Financial services, Oil and gas, Start-up and early-stage companies, Technology
Practice areas:
Capital markets, Corporate governance and disclosure, Corporate reorganizations, Private equity, Shareholder rights and activism, Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions


Steve's focused on securities and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Takeover bids, mergers, reorganizations and other business combinations
  • Corporate governance
  • Stock exchange listing matters and regulatory compliance matters

Community involvement

Steve is a past Executive Committee Member, Member of Board of Directors and Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of Calgary Jewish Community Council. He is also a member of various fund-raising and event committees for Ronald McDonald House (Calgary).

Professional involvement

Steve is a previous member of the Alberta Securities Commission. He is also a past member of:

  • Listing Advisory Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Securities Advisory Committee to the Alberta Securities Commission
  • Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Alberta Securities Commission Oil & Gas Task Force
  • Canadian Venture Exchange Securities Advisory Committee
  • Past Instructor of Securities Law Course at the University of Calgary Law School

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Representative work

Savanna Energy Services Corp.'s hostile takeover defence

Counsel to Savanna Energy Services in the defence of a $450 million hostile takeover bid by Total Energy Services Inc.

Seven Generations Energy Ltd.'s $748 million public offering

Counsel to the underwriters in Seven Generations Energy Ltd.'s public offering of 30,705,000 subscriptions receipts for approximately $748 million.


Recent honours and recognition

Named in Who's Who Legal as a recommended lawyer in Capital Markets - Debt and Equity (2023)

Named in Who's Who Legal as a recommended lawyer in Canada - Capital Markets (2023)

Named in Who's Who Legal as a recommended lawyer in M&A (2023)

Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2018, 2023)

Leading lawyer in Corporate/Commercial (Alberta) by Chambers Canada (2016-2022)

Named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in Corporate Finance and M&A (annually since 2002) and in Corporate Mid-Market (2007-2014, 2018-2020)

Named in Lexpert's 2020 Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

Recognized in the Lexpert's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Finance and Securities (2006-2017 and 2020)

Recommended lawyer by the Legal 500 Canada in Capital Markets (2018)

Named as Best Lawyers in Canada Calgary Corporate Lawyer of the Year (2015)

Named in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers (annually since 2013)

Recognized in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (annually since 2012)