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 a member of the Ethics Committee and Governance Committee.
Steven grew up in Port Alberni and Nanaimo, attended law school at UVic and was called to the bar in 1998. He is a director of the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society and has been providing pro bono legal advice to artists and not-for-profits through its clinic for nine years. Steven is an adjunct professor in the faculties of law at 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 is married and the proud father of two daughters.
Steven is ranked for his expertise in corporate finance & securities and mergers & acquisitions in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and as a leading corporate, mergers and acquisitions, mining and securities lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada. 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 area of practice.