Steve
Sharpless

Lawyer, Business Law + Transactions Group

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Steve joins MT+Co. after practicing for over eight years in the corporate group of a large global law firm. Steve has quickly established himself as a team player in our Business Law and Transactions Group, jumping in and supporting existing deals and matters.

We are grateful to have Steve join our team and commend his courage in making a change during a time of uncertainty. We admire his boldness to take a risk – something we always welcome and encourage on our team.

Why MT+Co.?

“Having worked across from MT+Co. and several of the lawyers here, I was always impressed by the high quality of the firm’s work and practical, measured, and friendly approach. Coupled with its progressive values and commitment to changing and innovating to meet client needs, MT+Co. is a unique law firm and a perfect fit for me.”

Expertise

Steve has a broad corporate practice where he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions,  secured lending transactions, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, the formation and structuring of businesses and other complex corporate and commercial matters.  He works with clients in a wide range of industry sectors, including manufacturing, technology, film and television, private equity, real estate, energy, transportation, financial services, maritime and retail.

Steve provides practical advice to his clients and has considerable experience acting on transactional matters, as well as delivering ongoing general corporate, commercial and strategic advice to large and small clients. Some areas of Steve’s expertise are:

  • Private company M&A
  • Complex corporate reorganizations, shareholders agreements and partnership agreements
  • Secured debt financings (acting for banks, private lenders, and borrowers)
  • Early stage company equity financings (including seed and series A rounds)

Background

  • JD, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • BA, Political Science and History, McGill University
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Member, Vancouver, 2015 – Present

Worth Noting

Steve has two daughters under 3 which makes him (and his wife) a big player in the local park scene. He spends (happily) 99% of his time outside of the office with them.

Steve was born and raised in Toronto. He is still a long suffering Leafs fan, and he is devoted to his Toronto sports teams.