Julie D'Avignon, Jonah Mann and David Massé named Rising Stars by Lexpert

November 9, 2018

Stikeman Elliott is pleased to announce that partners Julie D’Avignon, Jonah Mann and David Massé have been honoured as three of the Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 for 2018. The awards gala was held on November 8, 2018 in Toronto. This award recognizes lawyers under 40 who have distinguished themselves within their profession as exemplary leaders and outstanding talent. This recognition is a testament to the superior talent in our firm which allows us to deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients.

Julie D'Avignon Julie D’Avignon is a partner in the Calgary office’s Tax Group providing tax advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, equity investments, flow-through share transactions and financings. Julie is particularly skilled in matters involving resource and energy taxation, including with respect to Canadian and international oil and gas, mining, and pipeline projects. Her expertise has been recognized in publications such as The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Lexpert Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada as a "Lawyer to Watch" and Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining. Julie is involved with the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the editorial board of the Resource Sector Taxation Journal and the Tax Specialists Section (Southern Alberta) of the Canadian Bar Association. She also serves on the board of directors of the Calgary Urban Project Society and the B.J. Hughes Foundation for the Development of Entrepreneurial Women.

Jonah MannJonah Mann is a partner in the Toronto office’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups. He has played a lead role in many of Canada’s most notable corporate transactions including Hudson’s Bay strategic transactions with WeWork, the restructuring of Performance Sports Group and the IPOs of Aritzia and MAV Beauty Brands. Jonah has been recognized by Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2019 as a notable practitioner and the M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders Awards. For his work with Performance Sports Group, Jonah was featured on the cover of the July/August 2017 issue of Lexpert magazine. He was also a part of the winning teams at the 2018 Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Awards where they won Transaction of the Year: Large Company award and at the 2018 IFLR Americas Awards where they took home Private Equity Deal of the Year.

David Massé David Massé is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and corporate finance. He has been counsel to sellers, purchasers, private equity firms and financial advisors in several high-profile mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs and reorganizations. He also frequently acts as counsel to issuers and underwriters in debt and equity offerings and advises TSX-listed issuers on governance and security compliance matters. David is also part of the Global Mining and Energy Groups and acts for sponsors and underwriters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, royalty and streaming transactions and project development. David’s expertise has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada in Corporate and Securities; Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market and Mining; International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2018 as a rising star in M&A; The Legal 500 Canada as a recommended lawyer in Energy: Mining; and many more.

Visit Lexpert’s website for a complete list of the 2018 Rising Stars winners.