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Jeffrey A. Legault



  • University of Toronto, 1997, J.D., University of Toronto Law Journal
  • Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario), 1994, B.A.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York
  • Law Society of Upper Canada


  • French

Jeff specializes in mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, with an emphasis on private equity transactions in a variety of industries, ranging from industrial/manufacturing to financial services.

His clients include public and private companies, private equity firms (both sponsors and family offices) and investment banks. Jeff has extensive experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions (both domestic and cross-border), joint ventures and strategic alliances, proxy fights and other matters of corporate governance and control, asset securitizations and general corporate legal matters, including representation of clients before the SEC.

Employment History

  • 2013 – Reed Smith
  • 2011 – Goodwin Procter LLP
  • 2005 – Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • 2001 – Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • 1999 – Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Notable Quotes

  • "M&A Perspectives:  Jeffrey Legault," The Deal Pipeline, 10 October 2013