David L. Rosentzveig 

Co-Chair, Quebec, Business Law
Montréal  t: 514.987.5038  |  e: david.rosentzveig@mcmillan.ca

David L. Rosentzveig

Montréal
1000 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite 2700
Montréal, Québec H3A 3G4

t: 514.987.5038
e: david.rosentzveig@mcmillan.ca

overview

David Rosentzveig is a senior member and Montréal group leader of the firm's Business Law Group. He sits on the firm's Board of Partners and several committees of the Board.

David practices business, corporate and real estate law, with a strong emphasis on leading negotiations and devising workable solutions to complex problems. He has a reputation as a deal-maker.

Assisting start-ups, modeling partnerships and joint ventures, structuring mergers and completing acquisitions and sales of businesses are David's daily challenges. Transactions are invariably multi-party, involving the parties to the underlying deal as well as investment partners, venture capitalists and traditional lenders. David often handles cross-border, international and multi-jurisdictional transactions and is co-chair of the firm's International Affiliations Committee, having developed strong relationships with business lawyers throughout the world.

David's clients, mostly privately-held, mid-sized businesses, look to him to provide sound, reasoned and practical business advice on all types of commercial transactions and business law issues. Many of these clients consider David to be their general counsel and involve him in most major decisions affecting their businesses.

Industries with which David has considerable experience include aerospace, security and defense, metal recycling and manufacturing, industrial chemicals, food ingredients, textiles, electrical products, software development and licensing, furniture, hospitality, real estate development, management and construction, as well as numerous retail and service industries.

Representative Matters

Recent transactions in which David has acted as lead counsel involved:

  • the sale of assets of a software company to a U.S. public company;
  • the acquisition of a vertically-integrated clothing manufacturer with operations in the U.S., Hong Kong and the Philippines by a Canadian client;
  • the sale of the American subsidiary of a Canadian industrial chemical manufacturer to the American arm of an international conglomerate;
  • the sale of shares of a plastic products manufacturer to a newly-created income trust;
  • the acquisition of a majority interest in a distributor of petroleum products;
  • the management buy-out of an aerospace firm;
  • the acquisition by a private equity fund of Canada's leading supplier of equipment and uniforms to police and security forces;
  • the acquisition of a major dealer in and recycler of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

News

Margaret McNee recognized as Mutual Funds Lawyer of the Year, along with 58 McMillan Lawyers in the 2018 Best Lawyers in Canada Report
61 McMillan lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
60 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

Education

  • McGill University, LLB - 1978
  • McGill University, BCL - 1975
  • McGill University, Philosophy and Political Science (Honours), BA - 1972

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Quebec bar - 1978

Practices

business law
negotiated transactions
acquisitions and divestitures
business formation
private equity
commercial real estate
real estate acquisitions and divestitures
corporate governance

Industries

food, beverage and agribusiness
corporate real estate
aerospace and defence
waste treatment
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law
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David Rosentzveig is a senior member and Montréal group leader of the firm's Business Law Group. He sits on the firm's Board of Partners and several committees of the Board.

David practices business, corporate and real estate law, with a strong emphasis on leading negotiations and devising workable solutions to complex problems. He has a reputation as a deal-maker.

Assisting start-ups, modeling partnerships and joint ventures, structuring mergers and completing acquisitions and sales of businesses are David's daily challenges. Transactions are invariably multi-party, involving the parties to the underlying deal as well as investment partners, venture capitalists and traditional lenders. David often handles cross-border, international and multi-jurisdictional transactions and is co-chair of the firm's International Affiliations Committee, having developed strong relationships with business lawyers throughout the world.

David's clients, mostly privately-held, mid-sized businesses, look to him to provide sound, reasoned and practical business advice on all types of commercial transactions and business law issues. Many of these clients consider David to be their general counsel and involve him in most major decisions affecting their businesses.

Industries with which David has considerable experience include aerospace, security and defense, metal recycling and manufacturing, industrial chemicals, food ingredients, textiles, electrical products, software development and licensing, furniture, hospitality, real estate development, management and construction, as well as numerous retail and service industries.

Recent transactions in which David has acted as lead counsel involved:

  • the sale of assets of a software company to a U.S. public company;
  • the acquisition of a vertically-integrated clothing manufacturer with operations in the U.S., Hong Kong and the Philippines by a Canadian client;
  • the sale of the American subsidiary of a Canadian industrial chemical manufacturer to the American arm of an international conglomerate;
  • the sale of shares of a plastic products manufacturer to a newly-created income trust;
  • the acquisition of a majority interest in a distributor of petroleum products;
  • the management buy-out of an aerospace firm;
  • the acquisition by a private equity fund of Canada's leading supplier of equipment and uniforms to police and security forces;
  • the acquisition of a major dealer in and recycler of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.