Barry J. Reiter: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Barry J. Reiter

Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Entertainment; Corporate Development and Governance Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto
Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Law
  • IT & Business Services
  • Technology
  • Media & Entertainment
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.777.6500
Fax: 416.863.1716
University York University, B.A., 1969
Law SchoolOsgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1972 Gold Medallist; Oxford University, UK, B.C.L., 1974
Admitted1977, Ontario

Barry Reiter is a business lawyer, whose practice is focused on corporate development and governance.

As Chair of the Technology, Media & Entertainment Group, Barry's represents start-up, growth and mature companies in these sectors, and related private equity sources on: corporate and other business structuring; public and private financings; the protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights; licensing and other distribution arrangements; strategic alliances, partnerships and joint ventures; IPOs and stock exchange listings; mergers and acquisitions; and restructurings.

As leader of the Corporate Governance and Director Protection practice, Barry regularly advises boards, directors and management teams on governance, director protection (directors' duties, indemnification and insurance) and risk management (including financial, operating business, and cyber risk and risk transfer) issues. He is an experienced director and has chaired boards and various board committees for public and private companies. Current board roles include: Baylin Wireless Technologies (Lead Director), NexgenRx Inc., HUB International (Advisory Board), (Advisory Council) and RIMES Technologies Corporation.

Formerly a law professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (1974-1982), Barry has written extensively on contracts, corporate governance, advisory boards and joint ventures. He is lead author of Directors' Duties in Canada, 6th Edition, to be published by LexisNexis in early 2016, and co-author of Joint Ventures: Legal and Business Perspectives, published by Irwin Law in 1999. Peer recognitions include his selection by Lexpert magazine as one of Canada's 100 Most Creative Lawyers.

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•OMERS Ventures LP in connection with its participation in the $10 million Series B funding round of InteraXon.
•OMERS Ventures LP in connection with its participation in the $6.2 million Series A funding round of Klipfolio
•OMERS Ventures LP in connection with its participation in the $4 million seed funding round of League, Inc.

Recent Recognitions

2016, Best Lawyers in Canada

Barry J. Reiter, recognized as one of Canada's leading technology lawyers

2016, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Barry J. Reiter, recognized as a leading technology transactions lawyer

2015, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

Barry J. Reiter, recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the area of technology transactions

Recent Publications

•Why (Certain) Lawyers Make Good Board Directors-The Case against Professional Profiling Prejudice
•Some Lessons for Directors From Sino-Forest
•Warning Signs for Directors and What You Should Do About Them

News & Events

•Bennett Jones Academy Series April 2015
•Institute of Corporate Directors Seminar - April 2015
•Bennett Jones Top Toronto Law Firm for Technology Transactions


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Barry J. Reiter

3400 One First Canadian Place
TorontoON M5X 1A4


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