Stefan Timms is a Partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais and a member of the firm's Business and Corporate Commercial Group. Stefan is the National Chair of the firm's Private Equity Practice Group, is the Toronto Regional Leader of the firm's U.S. Steering Committee and a member of the firm's International Steering Committee.
Stefan is involved in all aspects of corporate and commercial law and provides legal services to a broad range of clients, including private companies, publicly traded companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, private equity funds and investors. His practice consists primarily of M&A transactional work, financings, recapitalizations, and reviewing and drafting commercial agreements for corporate clients. Stefan regularly advises foreign clients conducting business in Canada or expanding organically, by investment or by acquisition into Canada. Stefan is a trusted business advisor to many of his clients and is recognized as a creative problem solver that is committed to providing practical, commercial and actionable advice to his clients in a responsive and cost-effective manner.
In 2008, Stefan spent six months at one of the largest international package delivery companies as a temporary replacement for their vice-president/general counsel. In this capacity, he oversaw all legal matters related to both the small package and supply chain aspects of the Canadian business.
Prior to joining BLG, Stefan worked at a Canadian-based international business law firm and while at this firm he spent three years in their Chicago office assisting U.S. based clients with their Canadian legal matters.
Stefan is a former member of Canada's Elite Men's Triathlon Team and is currently involved in several not-for-profit initiatives in the sports sector. In 2010, he was awarded the Lexpert Zenith Award for his pro bono work with Right to Play.