Garth D. Stevens

Garth D. Stevens: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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Garth Stevens' practice is concentrated in general corporate, transactional and securities law focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, complex joint ventures, venture capital, securities regulatory compliance, licensing transactions, and commercial agreements. His experience includes representation of clients in a variety of industries including high technology products and services, education services, software, business process outsourcing, biotechnology and genome sciences, industrial products, food products, real estate development, and waste management services. Garth's practice includes providing advice to U.S. clients on Canadian corporate and business law matters and advice to Canadian clients on U.S. corporate, business and securities law matters.

Garth is chairman of the firm's Corporate and Securities practice group.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• 4 New Year's Resolutions For M&A Attorneys, Quoted, Law360 (January 1, 2019)

Community Involvement

•St. Joseph the Worker Board of Directors (2019)
•, Board of Directors (2008-2014), Chairman (2011-2013)
•Honorary Commander, 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona (2010-2012)
•Junior Achievement, Volunteer Middle School Classroom Advisor (2008-2013)

Other Professional Experience

•Lang Michener (now McMillan LLP), Associate, Vancouver, B.C.

Related News & Events

Mar 18
Partner Garth D. Stevens Joins St. Joseph the Worker Board of Directors

Jun 29
Snell & Wilmer Attorney Garth Stevens Joins Board of Newly Founded MAPLE Business Council

Jan 13 - The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Arizona Affiliate, Elects Garth Stevens as Chairman of the Board

Related Publications

Feb 08
California’s Gender Diversity on Boards Law and Its Broader Implications for Public and Private Companies

Nov 29
Employee Benefits Update - IRS Extends Deadline for Certain Plan Amendments IRS Extends Deadline for Certain Plan Amendments IRS Extends Deadline for Certain Plan Amendments

Jan 04
Corporate Communicator - January 2010 Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season

Aug 13
Global Connection - August 2008

(Also at Phoenix, Arizona Office)

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Canada
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Data Centers
  • Emerging Business
  • Europe
  • Fund Formation and Investment
  • International
  • Life Sciences and Medical Technology
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, B.A., honours, 1989
Law School Attended:
Dalhousie Law School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, LL.B., 1995
Year of First Admission:
The Law Society of British Columbia; Supreme Court of Arizona; Supreme Court of California

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•Canada Arizona Business Council, Advisory Board
•MAPLE Business Council, Co-Founder and Director

Birth Information:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1967
Representative Transactions: Mergers and Acquisitions: Represented leading professional dental education company in its sale to private equity firm; Represented public semiconductor manufacturer in multiple strategic acquisitions; Represented seller group in sale of pharmaceutical consulting company to Irish public company; Represented heavy truck wheel manufacturer in acquisition of competing truck wheel company and in subsequent disposition of wheel component subsidiary; Represented manufactured home company in two separate strategic acquisitions through Chapter 11, Section 363 sale transactions; Represented computer reseller in multiple Chapter 11, Section 363 sale transactions of various divisions; Represented sellers in sale of injection molding company to publicly traded strategic purchaser; Represented sellers in sale of early childhood education centers company; Represented sellers in sale of construction supply company to European acquirer; Represented sellers in sale of internet dating web sites company to private equity firm; Represented food products company in multiple strategic acquisitions; Represented publicly traded solid waste management company in multiple roll-up acquisitions; Represented human genome sciences company in merger with medical diagnostics services company; Represented seller in sale of chewing gum manufacturing business to publicly traded strategic purchaser; Represented U.S. subsidiary of Canadian investment fund in acquisition of private waste water service company; Represented sellers in sale of nutritional supplements company to private equity firm; Represented buyer group in acquisition of multiple brand luxury automobile dealership; Represented seller group in sale of swimming pool construction and retail products company to private equity firm; Venture Capital and Private Equity Services/Emerging Business Services: Represented human genome sciences company in formation, multiple private placement equity financing rounds and negotiation of joint venture agreements; Represented identity theft and privacy management solutions provider in formation and initial private placement financing rounds; Represented high technology footbed company in reorganization, multiple private placement financings, and negotiation of agreements with strategic partners; Represented food cooking technology company in multiple private placement financing rounds and related acquisition and development of intellectual property; Represented private equity firm in convertible note investment in printed electronics company; International: Represented U.S. food products company in acquisition of group of affiliated Canadian companies; Represented Canadian public technology services company in multiple acquisitions of U.S. technology companies; Represented U.S.-based call center company in acquisition of Philippines call center business and formation of Nicaraguan joint venture call center business; Represented Philippines-based business process outsourcing company in acquisition of U.S. business process outsourcing company and integration with Indian affiliate; Represented European solar equipment manufacturer in establishment and operation of U.S. business and negotiation of multiple product sale agreements; Represented European telecom component manufacturer in negotiation of multiple umbrella sales agreements; Represented U.S. printed circuit board producer in acquisition of Taiwan and South Korean businesses; Represented U.S. semiconductor company in acquisition of Canadian semiconductor company; Represented Canadian real estate investment fund in formation of U.S. subsidiaries and investment transactions; Represented U.S. company in obtaining exclusive international license of UK construction materials manufacturing technology

Peer Reviews


Lex Mundi

Costa Mesa, California

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