2015 Rising Stars Award Winners


David Vernon, KingSett Capital Inc

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Before joining KingSett, David was a partnership-track associate at a national law firm. He was routinely assigned leadership roles, including on Loblaw’s acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart and the IPO of Canadian Tire REIT. His involvement with KingSett’s highest-profile transactions ultimately made him KingSett’s first lead of law and compliance. He was a key member of teams that advised KingSett in its unsolicited take-over bid for Primaris REIT, which turned into the complex five-way merger/real estate asset carve-up among KingSett, Primaris, H&R REIT, RioCan REIT and Ontario Pension Board; negotiated resolution of the proxy contest involving InnVest REIT and Orange Capital; and Kingsett’s joint venture with Ivanhoé Cambridge and InnVest REIT to acquire the Royal York Hotel. David is a board member of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs.