Barry J. Reiter: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Barry J. Reiter

Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Entertainment
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 focused on corporate development and governance.

As Chair of the Technology, Media & Entertainment Group, Barry's practice includes representation of start-up, growth and mature companies and private equity sources, international distribution arrangements, strategic alliances, partnerships and joint ventures, licensing, international corporate structuring, private and public financings, stock exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and the protection of intellectual property rights.

As leader of the Director Protection and Corporate Governance practice, Barry regularly advises boards, directors and management on governance and director protection (directors' duties, indemnification and directors' and officers' insurance) 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), the Executive Committee of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Ontario Chapter), (Advisory Council), RIMES Technologies Corporation and Canadian Laser Mapping. Barry speaks regularly at director education and certification programs.

Formerly a law professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (1974-1982), Barry has published books and articles on contracts, corporate governance, advisory boards, joint ventures, real estate and the legal process. He is lead author of Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and co-author of Joint Ventures: Legal and Business Perspectives, published by Irwin Law in 1999. Peer recognitions include 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 $4 million seed funding round of League, Inc.
•OMERS Ventures LP in connection with its participation in the $24 million financing round of Ranovus.
•OMERS Ventures LP in connection with its participation in the $46 million Series C funding round of Wattpad.

Recent Recognitions
2015, Expert Guides: Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers
Barry J. Reiter, recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of technology, media and telecommunications
2015, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Barry J. Reiter, recognized as a leading corporate mid-market lawyer
2015, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Barry J. Reiter, recognized as a leading technology transactions lawyer

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 Top Toronto Law Firm for Technology Transactions
•Barry Reiter Discusses Director Liability and Insurance in Listed Magazine
•Substantive Series: Corporate Governance: Beyond the Basics


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Barry J. Reiter

3400 One First Canadian Place
TorontoON M5X 1A4


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