Steven McKoen is a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, practising in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Elected a Bencher for 2016, Steven is currently Chair of the Governance Committee, and a member of the Ethics Committee and Finance and Audit Committee.
Steven is active in the community. He is a director of the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society and since 2006 has provided legal advice to artists and not-for-profits through its monthly pro bono clinic. Steven has been an adjunct professor in the faculties of law at both UBC and UVic, serves on the UBC Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law and is a past chair of the Securities Law Section of the CBABC. Steven grew up in Port Alberni and Nanaimo, attended law school at UVic and was called to the bar in BC in 1998 and New York in 2002. He is married and is the proud father of two daughters.
Steven is recognized as a leading lawyer by the following publications: The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016, The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017. In 2014, Steven was a recipient of a national Lexpert Zenith Award, which recognized those lawyers and judges, called between 1986-2000, who each demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in their areas of practice.