Mihkel Holmberg
Kate Watson
Peter H. Math
Adam Holmberg
  • Managing Partner

    Mihkel Holmberg’s practice encompasses a broad range of business practice including the purchase and sale of businesses, corporate and commercial lending, private equity transactions, business reorganizations, succession planning, and estate administration.

    A significant part of Mihkel’s practice involves complex mergers and acquisitions. He has acted as lead counsel on literally hundreds of business acquisition transactions, involving a broad range of businesses from owner managed, privately held corporations to large multi-national corporations valued in excess of $500 million.

    Clients rely on Mihkel’s vast experience and strategic advice in guiding them through the complex issues involved in acquiring or selling a business.

    Prior to founding Holmberg Watson, Mihkel was General Counsel to a publicly listed private equity company with over $700 million in invested capital. Until 2005, he was a partner at a national Canadian law firm with over 200 lawyers and offices throughout Canada.

    Memberships

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Ontario Bar Association
    • York Technology Alliance
    • Director, Estonian Foundation of Canada

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    Contact Information
    1 416 648 8499
    mihkel@holmbergwatson.ca

    Education
    LL.B., 1981
    Osgoode Hall Law School,
    York University

    BA, 1978
    Economics,
    York University

    Year of Call
    Ontario, 1983

    Additional Languages Spoken
    Estonian


  • Partner

    Kate Watson acts for various entities including private equity firms, public corporations and not-for-profit corporations, and owner-operated private companies. Kate’s practice is focused on meeting both the business and personal legal needs of her entrepreneurial clients.

    In addition to advising on the daily commercial requirements of her clients, Kate often assists clients with the following:

    • equity and debt financings
    • mergers, acquisitions and sale transactions
    • corporate reorganizations
    • partnerships and joint ventures
    • business formation, including the incorporation of professional corporations
    • shareholders agreements
    • employee stock options and other equity and equity-linked compensation programs
    • wills, trusts and family business succession planning

    Prior to joining Holmberg Watson, Kate was Assistant General Counsel to a publicly listed private equity company, where her focus was on mergers and acquisitions and both bank and private financing transactions. Previously, she was an associate lawyer at a prominent Canadian full-service law firm, where she engaged in a broad corporate practice.

    Kate’s goal is to be a trusted business advisor to her clients by providing practical, proactive and strategic legal and business advice.

    Memberships

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Ontario Bar Association
    • York Technology Alliance
    • Verity

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    Contact Information
    1 647 500 0844
    kate@holmbergwatson.ca

    Education
    LL.B, 2003

    Osgoode Hall Law School
    York University

    BA (Hons.), 1999
    McMaster University

    Year of Call
    Ontario, 2004

    Additional Languages Spoken
    French (Conversant)

     

  • Senior Associate

    Peter Math is a business lawyer who acts for a wide range of clients. He has extensive expertise in the following areas of practice:

    • commercial leasing matters, including retail and office
    • purchase and sale of businesses
    • corporate matters, including incorporations, reorganizations, shareholder agreements
    • partnerships and joint ventures

    Peter is a legal and strategic advisor to national and international retail tenants, as well as prominent Canadian landlords.

    Peter has practiced as a partner in several firms, and, most recently, as senior counsel in an international U.S. firm.

    Memberships

    • Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)

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    Contact Information
    1 416 274 4752
    peter@holmbergwatson.ca

    Education
    LL.B., 1968

    University of Toronto

    BA, 1964
    McGill University

    Year of Call
    Ontario, 1970

  • Associate

    Adam Holmberg’s practice encompasses a broad range of business practice including the purchase and sale of businesses, corporate and commercial lending, private equity transactions, business reorganizations, employment issues related to the operation of a business, succession planning, and estate administration.

    Adam has an extensive business and finance background which allows him to better understand the often complex problems facing clients in order to better provide legal solutions.

    Adam’s main interests include traveling, sports (especially golf, hockey, and surfing), world issues, and entrepreneurship.

    Memberships

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Ontario Bar Association

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    Contact Information
    1 437 995 9300
    adam@holmbergwatson.ca

    Education
    LLM(Candidate)

    Osgoode Hall Law School,
    York University

    Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    Bond University

    Master of Finance MFin
    (Funds Management)
    Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales

    Bachelor of Commerce BCom (Finance)
    Desaultels Faculty of Management
    McGill University

    Year of Call
    Ontario, 2016

    Additional Languages Spoken:
    Estonian