• BA, 1982
    Columbia University
  • LLB, 1986
    University of Toronto

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

Richard J. Steinberg

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Richard Steinberg is the International Chair of Fasken Martineau's Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Richard’s practice focuses on both M&A and corporate finance. He has developed particular expertise in significant cross-border M&A and similar strategic transactions, both negotiated and unsolicited, involving Canadian targets and foreign buyers and investors. His corporate finance practice involves acting for both issuers and underwriters in domestic and multi-jurisdictional public and private financings. Richard also regularly advises companies, directors and shareholders on proxy contests, corporate governance and securities law disclosure and compliance matters. He also acts for Special Committees on change of control transactions and governance issues. He is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission, which provides advice to the Commission on a variety of matters including legislative and policy initiatives and capital markets trends. Richard is frequently recognized in leading legal publications, including Legal 500 Canada, IFLR 1000 and Lexpert, for his mergers and acquisitions and securities expertise. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1988.

Honours and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 for Securities Law 
  • Who's Who Legal Canada 2016
  • Legal 500 Canada 2014-2016 for Corporate and M&A
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012-2017 for Corporate Finance & Securities and Corporate Mid-Market
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015-2016 for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Legal 500 Canada 2016 for Capital Markets
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Law Firm Rankings guide 2014-2016 for Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Member, Senior Securities Legal Advisory Group of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Former Member, Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Richard provides legal services through Richard Steinberg Professional Corporation.