Skip to main content
This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies as described in our privacy policy.
Richard Steinberg

Richard J. Steinberg

Partner Fasken
Knowledgeable, strategic and practical.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1988
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Richard Steinberg’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Richard advises targets, buyers and investors in both solicited and unsolicited transactions, with a particular expertise in cross-border transactions. Richard’s corporate finance practice is focused on structured and cross-border financings, with extensive experience acting for both underwriters and issuers. Richard is the former Chair of Fasken’s Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Richard also advises companies, directors and shareholders on proxy contests and on a broad range of corporate governance and securities compliance matters.

As a member of the Senior Securities Lawyers Advisory Group of the Ontario Securities Commission and a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Commission, Richard has provided insights to the Commission on legislative and policy initiatives, as well as capital market trends.

Richard is a former lecturer at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is frequently invited to speak at professional conferences on various aspects of securities law in Canada and the United States.

Richard’s securities and mergers and acquisitions expertise is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and others.


  • IFLR 1000 2019 "Highly regarded" for M&A, Real estate acquisitions, IFLR 1000 2019
  • Recognized for Securities Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2019
  • Recognized for Mergers & Acquisitions, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018
2019 IFLR 1000 IFLR 1000 2019 "Highly regarded" for M&A, Real estate acquisitions
2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized for Mergers & Acquisitions


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA Columbia University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 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
Article New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field … But Will Bidders Still Play? Timely Disclosure
Article Ontario Court of Appeal Loosens Restrictions on Securities Class Actions Timely Disclosure
Activist Strategies for Effective Board Change IBD Conference location location New York, USA
Changes to Canadian Take-Over Bid Regime IBD Conference location location New York, USA
Building a Better MD&A – Reassess and Improve Your MD&A Disclosure Infonex location location Toronto


    Receive email updates from our team