Lynne Lacoursière - Corporate Lawyer

Lynne Lacoursière

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Executive Compensation

Key Contact: Employment and Labour

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4719



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2013

New York, 2003


  • McGill University, LL.B./BCL
  • McGill University, B.Comm.



Lynne is co-chair of the Executive Compensation practice. Her practice focuses on executive compensation, employee benefits and employment law issues in Canadian and U.S. public and private M&A transactions, initial public offerings and other business transactions. She counsels public and private company clients on executive compensation arrangements, including design, corporate governance considerations, implementation, and ongoing compliance. She has unique expertise advising on cross-border executive compensation arrangements and is one of only a few lawyers in Canada with this specific expertise.

  • Fusion Pharmaceuticals

    Fusion Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by AstraZeneca

  • Vendasta Technologies Inc.

    Vendasta in its acquisition of Broadly

  • Vendasta Technologies

    Vendasta in its acquisition of Yesware

  • VAALCO Energy

    VAALCO in its US$307 million business combination with TransGlobe

  • LifeWorks

    LifeWorks in its $2.9 billion acquisition by TELUS

  • DREAM Asset Management Corporation

    Dream Residential REIT’s US$125.1 million initial public offering

  • Circle Cardiovascular Imaging

    Circle Cardiovascular Imaging in its strategic investment from Thoma Bravo

  • Q4 Inc.

    Q4 Inc. in its IPO on the TSX

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of Lawyaw

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of CalendarRules

  • theScore

    The Levy Family in theScore’s US$2 billion acquisition by Penn National Gaming

  • TRC Companies Inc.

    TRC in its acquisition of Quatric

  • Tantalus Systems Holding

    Tantalus Systems Holding Inc. in its $90 million Qualifying Transaction with RiseTech Capital Corp., concurrent financing and graduation to the Toronto Stock Exchange

  • Battle North Gold Corporation

    Battle North Gold Corporation in its acquisition by Evolution Mining Limited

  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

    The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its agreement to increase its ownership in DECIEM Beauty Group Inc.

  • Haivision Systems Inc.

    Haivision Systems Inc. in its Initial Public Offering

  • Fusion Pharmaceuticals

    Fusion Pharmaceuticals in its $212.5 million IPO

  • Uberflip

    Uberflip in its acquisition of SnapApp

  • Untether AI & Radical Ventures

    Untether AI in its $20 million Series A financing with Radical Ventures

  • Dream Global REIT

    Dream Global REIT in its $6.2 billion acquisition by Blackstone

  • BC Partners

    BC Partners in the $5.2 billion recapitalization of GardaWorld

  • Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC

    Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC in its acquisition by Zendesk, Inc.

  • Wave Financial

    Wave Financial in its $537 million proposed acquisition by H&R Block.

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple in its $100 million investment round

  • Platinum Equity Advisors

    Platinum Equity Advisors in its acquisition of Livingston International

    • Hi-Pro Feeds, a portfolio company of Birch Hill Equity Partners, in its sale to Nutreco N.V.
    • Aurigen Re in its acquisition by PartnerRe Ltd.
    • Citi in its sale of CitiFinancial Canada, Inc.  to a group of investors led by J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC and Varde Partners
    • Brookfield Asset Management in the spinoff of its business services and industrial operations to create Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
    • Enercare Solutions, a subsidiary of Enercare Inc., in its US$340.75 million acquisition of SEHAC Holdings Corporation (Service Experts)
    • New Flyer in its US$455 million acquisition of Motor Coach Industries International, Inc. from KPS Capital Partners, L.P., and related US$825 million financing to fund the acquisition and refinance New Flyer’s existing US$257 million credit facilities
    • Alamos Gold in its US $1.5 billion merger with AuRico Gold. Inc.
    • Cara Operations in its C$230 million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares
    • Loblaw in its $12.4 billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, one of Canada's most recognized retail brands
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  • Editorial Board, Journal of Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement

  • The CRA Issues Guidance on the Deductibility of Certain Share-based Compensation, Journal of Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement
  • CCCA National Conference, The Good Shepherd: Managing Executive Recruitment and Departures (Speaker)
  • Synergy Client Conference (Speaker)
  • Quoted in Canadian Lawyer MagHigh-stakes compensation, July 2017