Jesslyn Maurier has a broad corporate commercial law practice and advises clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including acting for both companies and investors in private equity and venture capital transactions and other debt and equity financings, private mergers and acquisitions, and share and asset purchase and sale transactions. A significant focus of Jesslyn's practice involves providing advice on corporate development and governance, shareholder arrangements, executive/employee compensation arrangements, director protection (including directors' duties, indemnities and D&O insurance), and corporate reorganizations. She has acted for independent committees of directors in connection with merger and acquisition transactions and other strategic matters. Jesslyn's practice includes representation of start-up, growth and mature companies and many of her clients are new economy companies in the technology, media and entertainment fields. She contributed as an author of several chapters of Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published by CCH Canadian Limited in December 2012.
Jesslyn also practices in the energy/electricity area and acts for developers, investors and suppliers in the structuring, financing and acquisition of renewable power projects. She has acted for the Ontario Power Authority in connection with a proposed major power procurement initiative.
Jesslyn is a regular speaker at conferences and other events on a variety of corporate governance and corporate/commercial law topics.
Jesslyn is a director of Yorkminster Park Meals on Wheels, a non-profit community organization that delivers meals to elderly, disabled and infirm residents in the North Toronto area.
In 2012, Jesslyn was the recipient of an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto, in recognition of her outstanding personal service to the university.
- Toronto-based FlashStock Technology Inc., in connection with its sale to Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery, for approximately US$50 million.
District Ventures, in connection with formation of venture capital fund and fund investments in companies in the consumer packaged goods industry.
- Special Committee of Halogen Software Inc., in connection with a $293 million acquisition by way of plan of arrangement. Read more
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