Howard Drabinsky is a respected business law practitioner with exceptional expertise in capital markets and securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. He assists domestic and international public and privately owned businesses in various industries including media, communications and entertainment, and manufacturing, and is a leader of the firm’s Media, Communications & Entertainment Group.
Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2020 and Chambers Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in gaming and licensing, Howard counsels gaming organizations, and gaming supply and support companies on a wide range of matters.
Howard has proven strength in facilitating cross-border business combinations, asset purchases and sales and distribution arrangements. Well-versed in all aspects of public and private transactional financing, he provides comprehensive, start-to-finish guidance on everything from entity structure and governance to regulatory approvals.
Highly regarded for his counsel to boards of directors and senior management, Howard advises on corporate governance, regulatory compliance and shareholder relations, and controversial shareholder disputes. Working frequently with owner-managed businesses, he is familiar with the challenges that arise out of relationships among business partners and family members. In resolving these matters, Howard takes a long-view perspective that extends beyond the immediate transaction or controversy, ensuring that results reflect the company’s strategic objectives and business goals.
A leader in the corporate community, Howard serves as an officer and director of several public and private companies. This experience gives him valuable insight into the concerns and responsibilities of senior management, allowing him to work in partnership with them as a trusted counselor, advisor and peer.