Toronto, ON – November 14, 2019 – Greenspoon Marder partner Michael Smith will be a featured speaker at the “ Fundamentals of U.S. Securities Law: What Canadian Legal Professionals Need To Know” Conference on November 14 th in Toronto. Mr. Smith will speak on the “Public Offerings” session, which will discuss topics including the basic requirements of Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933, SEC offering rules, MJDS offerings, bought deal considerations, and blue sky requirements. He will be joined in this session by Wendi Locke, Partner at the Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP. During this conference, leading U.S. and Canadian securities law experts will deliver practical information and explore key issues in American securities law. Topics will include a comparison between U.S. and Canadian securities law; the role, composition, organization and division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); and what Canadian issuers need to know about private placement techniques.
Michael Smith is a partner in the Corporate & Business Practice Group at Greenspoon Marder. Michael Smith is an international lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience who advises on international capital markets, cross-border M&A, global fund formation and Shari’ah finance. Mr. Smith has significant experience advising on transactions into and out of the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and China. He has advised issuers and underwriters on numerous cross-border offerings of equity, high-yield debt, sovereign debt and structured debt registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including by way of the Canada-US Multi-Jurisdiction Disclosure System (MJDS), as well as under Rule 144A, Regulation D and Regulation S. Michael has advised US and non-US companies from a wide range of industries on their listings with the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq, the London Stock Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange and several other regional exchanges. He regularly counsels boards, senior management and private equity firms on corporate governance, deal structuring and strategy.