Dustin Down

Dustin’s professional focus is on providing prompt and practical legal advice to all of his clients. Dustin’s principal areas of practice are real estate law and business law.

Dustin’s practice involves advising businesses clients across a wide array of industries. Dustin’s client’s are involved in resource development, banking, gaming, professional services, technology and other sectors. Dustin has particular expertise in advising clients who are buying or selling a business, completing a financing, and dealing with regulatory compliance matters. Dustin also has extensive experience structuring and advising limited partnerships.

In his real estate law practice, Dustin assists clients and referral partners with all aspects of their real estate legal needs. Dustin advises on purchases and sales of houses and condominiums, and mortgage refinancings. Dustin also advises commercial landlords, property managers and commercial tenants in respect of commercial leasing matters.

Prior to forming Down & Company PC (formerly known as Scott & Down LLP), Dustin worked for a number of years with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, one of Canada’s largest business law firms. Prior to starting his legal career, Dustin owned and operated a community newspaper business in British Columbia.

Dustin obtained his law degree from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University and his Bachelor of Arts from the Kings University College.

Representative Matters

  • acted for a software corporation in connection with a contested shareholder meeting
  • acted for a limited partnership in connection with financing of business expansion
  • acted for the buyer in the acquisition of a dental practice
  • acted for a corporation in connection with a private equity investment into the corporation
  • acted for manufacturing corporation connection with the sale of the business, including structuring of secured financing arrangements
  • advised in respect of application for portfolio manager registration with the Ontario Securities Commission
  • advised an international public mining corporation in respect of its successful takeover bid for a public Canadian mining company with rights to a strategic mineral deposit
  • advised a foreign bank in connection with its acquisition of a registered dealer
  • acted for a private mining corporation in connection with its private placement financing
  • acted for a publicly traded infrastructure corporation in its $200 million preferred share offering
  • assisted a publicly traded income fund in its conversion from an income fund to a corporation
  • advised a publicly traded Canadian mining corporation in connection with its due diligence in respect of its acquisition of another publicly traded mining corporation
  • acted for a casino operating company in connection with its restructuring initiative, including drafting of structuring opinions and all principle transaction documents
  • advised an investment advisory corporation in connection with its business combination with the private wealth management division of a publicly traded corporation and a related private placement
  • advised an international gaming corporation in connection with its proposed acquisition of a Canadian casino operator
  • advised provincial lottery corporations, casino operators and corporations with gaming related activities on all aspects of compliance with Canadian gaming regulatory framework
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