Justin Kates* is a partner of DuMoulin Black, practicing primarily in the areas of securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and commercial law. Justin works with clients in a wide range of industries including technology, life sciences, food & beverage, and natural resources.
Justin advises clients from all stages of development ranging from early stage to large public companies. His practice includes advising these clients on a range of matters, including equity and debt financings, stock exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and general corporate/commercial matters. Justin was selected in 2017 by the TMX as one of Canada’s Next 150: Young Entrepreneurs and Forward-Thinkers. He has been recognized by Lexpert as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in Corporate Finance & Securities and in 2019, he received the Lexpert Canada Rising Star Award for Leading Lawyers Under 40. Justin was selected for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada© for his work in Corporate Law.
Justin is a member of:
- TSX Venture Exchange’s Local Advisory Committee
- the Securities Law, and Business Law sections of the Canadian Bar Association,
- the board of directors of public companies,
- the Finance Committee of the charitable organization Athletics 4 Kids.
Justin received his J.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2008 and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University in 2004. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2009.
Prior to practicing law Justin was an NCAA division 1 and former ATP ranked tennis player.
*Practising through a law corporation