Steven Kohn


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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4607

Fax: (204) 957-4261

Services provided by S J Kohn Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

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

Steven has extensive experience in the areas of business and personal succession planning, taxation, corporate and commercial law and high net worth estate succession planning.

Steven advises small- and medium-sized owner managed businesses as well as large corporations in a broad range of industries. He practises in the areas of taxation, corporate and commercial law, corporate governance, trusts and estate planning. Steven’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, shareholder disputes, business and personal succession planning, estate administration, cross border transactions and dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Tax and corporate counsel to hundreds of private and public corporations and partnerships in the areaa 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
  • Co-lead counsel to Bold Commerce Ltd. on capital raises with Whitecap Ventures Partners and Round 13 Capital
  • Co-lead counsel to Cando Rail Services Ltd. on equity investment by Torquest Partners
  • Co-lead counsel to Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. on the listing of the company on the TSX and the development of its retail operations
  • Lead counsel on shareholder buyout of the Piston Ring Service Group of Companies
  • Co-lead counsel to Polar Window of Canada Ltd. on acquisition of Accurate Dorwin and Glass 8 Inc.
  • Lead counsel on sale of Melet Plastics Inc. to The Regency Group
  • Co-lead counsel on the sale of the Rancan Group of Companies
  • Co-tax counsel to Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. on the acquisition of Allstream Inc.
  • Lead counsel on the sale of Penn-Co Construction (2003) Ltd.
  • Co-lead counsel on the sale of Loewen Windows Ltd to VKR Holding A/S
  • Co-lead counsel on the repurchase of Loewen Windows Ltd. from VKR Holding 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
  • Co-tax counsel on the Sale of Centra Gas Manitoba by Westcoast Energy Inc. 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 conversion from a federal cooperative to an ordinary share capital corporation
  • Past member, Aikins Executive Board
  • Board of Governors, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
  • Member of Audit Committee, Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
  • Member of 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 and Federated Press
  • Drafted, edited and revised numerous articles on taxation for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Carswell Thomson Professional Publishing 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)