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Brad Tartick

Partner

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Brad’s practice encompasses all aspects of employment, benefits, and pensions law, including matters arising in mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. He has extensive experience counseling both executives and public and private institutions across multiple industries – including private equity, life sciences, and telecommunications.

Brad has handled a broad range of sophisticated compensation matters, including:

  • Representation in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, private equity financing, and other transactional contexts
  • Employment, contractor, and retention agreements and negotiations
  • Restrictive covenants, non-competes, non-solicitations, non-disparagement agreements, confidentiality and trade secrets issues, and clawback provisions and policies
  • Structuring and implementation of equity and non-equity compensation arrangements, including performance bonus plans and option and share-unit plans and related arrangements
  • Proxy disclosure, stock exchange requirements, compensation governance, and compensation-related shareholder relations matters
  • Severance, separation, transitions, release, and other terminations of service
  • Change-in-control agreements

Prior to joining Mintz, Brad was an attorney in the Pensions and Employment Practice of an international law firm based in Canada.

While earning his JD at Osgood Hall Law School, Brad served as co-chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law Association, and was a member of the Environmental Law Society.

Experience

Transactional and Investment Matters – Employment & Executive Compensation:

  • Advised Triple Flag in its $606 million business combination with Maverix Metals Inc. to create the leading emerging gold streaming and royalty company.
  • Counseled Home Capital in its proposed C$1.7 billion sale to Smith Financial Corporation.
  • Advised Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure in its acquisition of Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd., a short-line rail terminal in Lamont County, Alberta, which provides critical first- and last-mile transportation and logistics solutions.
  • Advised Sienna Senior Living in its 50/50 joint venture acquisition of a portfolio of 11 seniors’ living assets in Ontario and Saskatchewan in partnership with Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc., including the negotiation of related partnership, share ownership, and property management arrangements.
  • Counseled Choice Properties REIT in its proposed C$794 million sale of six high-quality office properties in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal to Allied Properties REIT.
  • Advised Parkland in its C$322 million acquisition of M&M Food Market, a major Canadian retailer of frozen foods, from Searchlight Partners, L.P.
  • Advised Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure in its acquisition of a majority interest in Landmark Student Transportation Inc., one of North America's largest student transportation businesses.
  • Advised George Weston
    • in its C$370 million sale of Weston Foods’ ambient bakery business to affiliated entities of Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC.
    • in its C$1.1 billion sale of Weston Foods’ fresh and frozen bakery businesses to affiliated entities of FGF Brands Inc.
  • Counseled Birch Hill in its C$725 million acquisition of ERCO Worldwide, the specialty chemicals business of Superior Plus LP.
  • Advised Brookfield Business Partners in its C$1.6 billion acquisition of the remaining 43% interest in Sagen MI Canada Inc. not already owned by Brookfield.
  • Advised Trichome Financial in its landmark sale to IM Cannabis Corp. to create a global leader in adult-use recreational and medical cannabis.
  • Advised JFE Shoji in its acquisition of Cogent Power Inc. from Tata Steel Limited.
  • Advised Dental Corporation of Canada Holdings, a portfolio company of Imperial Capital Group Ltd. and OPTrust Private Markets Group, in a significant strategic investment by L Catterton.
  • Counseled Sedgwick Claims Management Services in its acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey Group Limited.
  • Counseled Enercare Solutions, a subsidiary of Enercare Inc., in its $340.75 million acquisition of SEHAC Holdings Corporation (Service Experts LLC).
  • Advised New Flyer in its $455 million acquisition of Motor Coach Industries International, Inc. from KPS Capital Partners, L.P., along with a related $825 million financing to fund the acquisition and refinance New Flyer's existing $257 million credit facilities.
  • Counseled Searchlight Capital Partners in its acquisition and financing of a majority stake in Roots Canada Ltd., one of Canada's leading lifestyle brands.
  • Advised Scotiabank in its acquisition of a Mastercard and private label credit card portfolio with approximately C$1.7 billion in receivables from JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Advised Alamos Gold in its $1.5 billion merger with AuRico Gold Inc.
  • Counseled Revera in its $634 million sale of a 75% ownership interest in 23 Canadian seniors’ living residences to Health Care REIT, including negotiation of the related joint venture arrangements and management agreements.
  • Advised Norbord in its C$2 billion merger with Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. to create a leading global wood products company.
  • Counseled Alinda Infrastructure Funds and their portfolio company Reliance Home Comfort in the C$555 million sale of all outstanding shares of Reliance Protectron Inc., an alarm products and services company, to The ADT Corporation.
  • Advised TorQuest Partners and a group of investors in the acquisition of A&B Rail Services, Ltd., a railway construction services company in western Canada, from Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.

Public and Private Offerings – Employment & Executive Compensation:

  • Advised plantable®, a dietary intervention program focused on health and wellness, in its initial public offering of common shares on the Neo Exchange.
  • Advised Anaergia in its C$175 million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares.
  • Advised Triple Flag in its $250 million initial public offering of common shares, the largest TSX mining IPO in the last nine years.
  • Advised Sundial Growers in its $143 million cross-border initial public offering of common shares.
  • Advised Roots, a leading Canadian lifestyle brand, in its C$200 million initial public offering of common shares.

Other Experience – Employment & Executive Compensation:

  • Counseled First Capital Realty in its reorganization and conversion from a corporation to a REIT structure.
  • Counseled BlackBerry in its strategic alternative review process, proposed $4.7 billion acquisition, and ultimate $1.25 billion private placement of 6% unsecured subordinated convertible debentures.
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News & Press

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Mintz proudly announced the election of 13 attorneys to Members and the addition of a record-setting 22 new lateral Members in 2023, with 11 Partners in the newly opened Toronto office. This diverse group strengthens Mintz’s core areas, spanning Commercial and IP Litigation, Life Sciences, Tech, Private Equity, and Energy & Sustainability. The elevated Members and new lateral additions bring invaluable expertise to help clients navigate complex legal landscapes. 

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TORONTO – Mintz continues its expansion in Toronto with the addition of Mervyn Allen who joins as a Partner and will launch the firm’s Real Estate practice in Canada.

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TORONTO – Mintz is set to further enhance its Debt Financing practice with the addition of Alex North, who joins as a Partner and will bolster the firm’s US and Canadian capabilities.

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Mintz is representing Future Electronics in an all-cash, $3.8 billion sale targeted to close in the first half of 2024. Mintz M&A Members Daniel Follansbee and Ran Zioni led a multi-office team that included Special Counsel Nicholas Perricone, plus Associates and Antitrust, Debt Financing, and Employment Members. Toronto MP Mitch Frazer and other Partners provided Canadian guidance.

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Mintz is pleased to announce that six Toronto Partners have been recognized as leaders by Best Lawyers® in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada©.

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HRReporter referenced a blog post written by Toronto Managing Partner Mitch Frazer, Partner Brad Tartick, and Associate Patrick Denroche in an article discussing a new amendment to the Canada Labour Code.

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TORONTO – Mintz is pleased to announce that it has subleased the 28th floor at 200 Bay Street’s South Tower, an iconic pillar of Toronto's Financial District. The firm moved into the nearly 24,000 square feet of space on April 1, 2023.

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TORONTO – Mintz continues to grow in Canada and extend its market-leading life sciences and private equity capabilities. The addition of Partners Matthew Atkey and Brad Tartick, Special Counsel Bernard Kwasniewski and Of Counsel Matthew Imrie, will bolster Mintz’s premier capital markets, M&A, funds, and employment and pensions-focused practices.

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The arrival of Partners Matthew Atkey and Brad Tartick, Special Counsel Bernard Kwasniewski and Of Counsel Matthew Imrie was covered by The Deal. The article stated, "The new attorneys strengthen the firm’s life sciences and private equity capabilities in its Toronto office."

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The Globe and Mail featured the arrival of Partners Matthew Atkey and Brad Tartick, Special Counsel Bernard Kwasniewski and Of Counsel Matthew Imrie who will join Michael AkkawiCheryl ReicinMitch FrazerEric Foster, and Lee Johnson in the firm's Toronto office.

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Law.com covered the arrival of Toronto Partners Matthew Atkey and Brad Tartick, Special Counsel Bernard Kwasniewski and Of Counsel Matthew Imrie.

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Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch, Corporate Law (2024)

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