Jon Levin is listed in Chambers Global - The Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/M&A, Banking and Finance and Insolvency/Corporate Recovery and is frequently named a leading expert in Canadian banking and insolvency law. He is highly regarded by the International Financial Law Review for his “understanding of the client’s business” and Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers branded him a leading expert in Canadian banking law and insolvency law. Jon is also named as one of Canada’s most creative lawyers by National Post and Lexpert magazine due to his ability to bring new perspective to both legal and business-related situations.
As an advocate of exemplary client service, Jon has a reputation for working tirelessly to provide top-level advice. He has been lead counsel in a number of extremely high profile takeovers and restructuring transactions. In the corporate governance area, Jon regularly advises special committees and provides strategic guidance regarding board procedures and the implementation of governance polices in response to new legislation and developments.
Jon has been repeatedly named as one of Canada's top 30 dealmakers and is the recipient of extensive professional recognition and awards. He is listed among Canada’s distinguished corporate governance and M&A lawyers in Who’s Who Legal and is internationally recognized as a prominent practitioner in the areas of M&A, banking and finance and insolvency.
Jon's board experience includes serving as a director of a number of public and private companies, as well as serving as an advisory panel member to a number of equity investment funds. He is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been retained by numerous financial institutions as an expert witness in relation to certain legal and banking practices.
Jon is a regular panelist and lecturer before various continuing legal education programs sponsored by: the Law Society of Upper Canada; the Canadian Bar Association; Federated Press; Insight Professional Conferences; and the Canadian Institute. The media turn to Jon when they need thoughtful insight. He has been quoted in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Business News Network, Lexpert Magazine, Law Times and Canada.com.
Jon entered practice with the firm in 1975, and was admitted as a partner in 1981. He acted as Chair of the firm's Partnership Board from 2003 until 2006.