Steven Kohn



Winnipeg / Services provided by S J Kohn Law Corporation

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Education & Qualifications

  • Family Enterprise Advisor Program, Family Enterprise Xchange
  • Manitoba Bar (1995)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1994)
  • Western Ontario (1989-1991)

Steven practises in the areas of taxation, business succession, corporate and commercial law, corporate governance and high net worth estate succession planning.

Steven advises corporations, partnerships and individuals in a broad range of industries. Steven has extensive experience in tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, shareholder disputes, business succession planning, estate planning and administration, cross border transactions and dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Counsel to hundreds of private and public corporations, partnerships and professionals in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, strategic business and tax planning, corporate governance and shareholder dispute resolution
  • Trusted adviser to numerous multi-generational high net worth families
  • Counsel to Bold Commerce Ltd. on capital raises with Whitecap Ventures Partners and Round 13 Capital
  • Counsel to Cando Rail Services Ltd. on equity investment by Torquest Partners
  • Counsel to Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. on its TSX listing and the development of its retail operations
  • Counsel on shareholder buyout of the Piston Ring Service Group of Companies
  • Counsel to Polar Window of Canada Ltd. on acquisition of Accurate Dorwin and Glass 8 Inc.
  • Counsel on sale of Melet Plastics Inc. to The Regency Group
  • Counsel to controlled Environments Ltd. on the acquisition of Argus Control Systems Ltd.
  • Counsel on the sale of the Rancan Group of Companies
  • Tax Counsel to Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. on the acquisition of Allstream Inc.
  • Counsel on the sale of Penn-Co Construction (2003) Ltd.
  • Counsel on the sale of Loewen Windows Ltd to VKR Holdings A/S
  • Counsel on the repurchase of Loewen Windows Ltd. from VKR Holdings A/S
  • Tax counsel to the owners of Mondetta/MPG on the sale of an equity interest to Webster Equity Partners
  • Tax counsel on the sale of Custom Helicopters Ltd to Exchange Income Corporation
  • Tax counsel to Westcoast Energy Inc. on the sale of Centra Gas Manitoba to Manitoba Hydro
  • Tax counsel on the acquisition of the assets of Winnipeg Hydro by Manitoba Hydro
  • Tax counsel to TruServ Canada Cooperative Inc. on its federal co-operative conversion to an ordinary share capital corporation
  • Past member, Aikins Executive Board
  • Board of Governors, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
  • Audit Committee, Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
  • Membership Committee, St. Charles Golf and Country Club
  • Past Director, Health Sciences Centre Foundation
  • Past Director, Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club
  • Past Director, Rose and Max Rady Jewish Community Centre
  • Past Director, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Past Chair, Tax Subsection, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Past Member, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law Curriculum Review Committee
  • Past Director, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
  • Past Director, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Former Course Head and Sessional Lecturer, Corporate Tax, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
  • Former Instructor, Advanced Corporate Law, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
  • Former Course Head and Instructor, Bar Admission Course, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Authored and co-authored numerous articles on taxation for the Canadian Tax Foundation, Federated Press and the Law Society of Manitoba
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates (since 2010)
  • A leading lawyer, Corporate Tax, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (since 2012)