Brian J. Temins


 | Toronto

Brian Temins* (he/him/his) is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels. Brian’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions with an emphasis on growth-oriented businesses. Brian also advises emerging companies, including numerous technology clients. He concentrates on acquiring a clear understanding of the client’s business objectives and then creates solutions to achieve those objectives. This allows Brian to provide a thorough legal solution in all phases of a transaction as well as advise on day-to-day business matters and long-term strategic goals.

Examples of Brian’s recent experience include acting for:

  • Commercial Bakeries Corp., a private label cookie manufacturer, in its sale to Graham Partners, a private investment firm
  • House of Cool in its sale to WildBrain Ltd., serving to expand and enhance WildBrain’s pre-production facilities
  • Lynx Equity Limited in its acquisitions of, among others:
    • Henry’s: Canada’s Greatest Camera Store – one of the largest stores within Canada’s digital imaging industry – this addition was the first of its kind for Lynx;
    • Buse Timber & Sales Inc., located in Everett, Washington, expanding Lynx’s presence in the wood re-manufacturing market; and
    • Resource4Floors, a full-service commercial flooring contractor providing distribution and installation of flooring materials headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Minus Forty Group in its sale to Ronin Equity Partners
  • FirePower Equity in its significant private equity investment in Wesbell Technologies, a leading Canadian telecommunications services provider

Prior to joining Cassels, Brian served as Managing Partner at a Toronto-based full-service business law firm.

*denotes Professional Corporation

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law)
  • Post City Magazine, One of Toronto’s Top Lawyers 2021 (Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Brian currently serves as an officer and director of several private investment companies
  • LL.B./M.B.A., Osgoode Hall/Schulich School of Business, 1998
  • B.A., Western University, 1994
  • Ontario, 2000
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Schulich School of Business