Frank A. Archibald 

Co-Chair, Business Law
Toronto  t: 416.865.7187  |  e: frank.archibald@mcmillan.ca

Frank A. Archibald

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7187
e: frank.archibald@mcmillan.ca

overview

Frank practises Business Law where he focuses on advising clients on business law matters and in particular on private company acquisitions and financings, joint ventures, and specialized shareholder and business structures including the use of special purpose corporations, trusts and partnerships. He also provides advice on succession planning for family business owners and avoiding and dealing with shareholder disputes.

A number of Canadian businesses and international corporations with Canadian operations also benefit from Frank's general counsel advice.

Frank's experience includes two years of practice in Hong Kong between 1988 and 1990. He is the coordinator of the firm's Toronto business law group and past chair of the firm's private equity practice group.

News

McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers recognized as leading Canadian lawyers in global mining by Lexpert
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers named amongst leading Canadian lawyers in global mining by Lexpert
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013 Recognizes 44 McMillan Leading Practitioners
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012 Recognizes 39 McMillan Leading Practitioners

Education

  • Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D - 2013
  • Dalhousie University, LLB - 1978
  • Queen's University, BA - 1975

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1980

Practices

business law
mergers and acquisitions
negotiated transactions

Industries

automotive
mining
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
food, beverage and agribusiness
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Institute of Corporate Directors
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Rankings

  • Repeatedly recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2016/17 Lexpert Special Edition on Global Mining
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2016/17 Lexpert Special Edition on Global Mining
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2016 by Lexpert Special Edition Report on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers
  • Recognized in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Commercial Law and Corporate Mid-Market
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2015/16 Lexpert Special Edition on Global Mining
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Frank practises Business Law where he focuses on advising clients on business law matters and in particular on private company acquisitions and financings, joint ventures, and specialized shareholder and business structures including the use of special purpose corporations, trusts and partnerships. He also provides advice on succession planning for family business owners and avoiding and dealing with shareholder disputes.

A number of Canadian businesses and international corporations with Canadian operations also benefit from Frank's general counsel advice.

Frank's experience includes two years of practice in Hong Kong between 1988 and 1990. He is the coordinator of the firm's Toronto business law group and past chair of the firm's private equity practice group.