Stephen
Pederson

Lawyer, Business Law + Transactions Group

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Steve is a lawyer that likes numbers. Before turning to law, he spent six years at Statistics Canada, mostly working on the consumer price index. After law school, he went to a legal tech start-up where he spent his time turning securities regulations into code.

Why MT+Co.?

“I saw MT+Co. as having an intense focus on delivering high value work for clients and an intense focus on enjoying themselves. I like both of those.”

Expertise

Steve is part of our Business Law + Transactions Group. His work is focused on equity financings for high-growth companies, and advising clients on shareholder’s agreements, employee stock options plans,  commercial agreements, and general mergers and acquisitions work.

Background

  • JD, Allard School of Law, Univeristy of British Columbia
    • Student Leader Blockchain@UBC
    • Mitacs Research Project – The Regulation of Initial Coin Offerings
  • Masters of Public Administration, University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Political Science, University of Alberta

Publication: S. Parr and S. Pederson Chapter 1.2 “Airdrops, token bounties and dividends” in A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law (2019) Lexis Nexis

Recipient of a Canadian Public Service Award of Excellence (2014)

Worth Noting

Steve loves being a dad. He has four kids – two girls, two boys (and a new dog). He spends a lot of time trying to convince his crew to come on hikes that are “way too long, Dad!” – to jump into really cold bodies of water, or to sing songs with him that he is making up as he goes.

His success in kid negotiations is varied.