T. 613.599.9600 ext. 262 smclean@lwlaw.com

Area of Practice

Corporate, Commercial & Securities

Year of Call


McLean, Shane


Shane McLean is the Managing Partner of LaBarge Weinstein. Shane offers concise and practical solutions in a timely manner and he helps clients understand complex legal and business matters in plain language. Shane works with a broad range of clients from across Canada including small companies, high technology startups, publicly listed companies and almost everything in between. He also regularly acts for venture capital, private equity and other institutional investors and lenders.

Shane advises clients on matters such as incorporation, day to day corporate and commercial matters, securities law, stock exchange compliance and corporate governance and clients benefit from his broad experience in public and private debt and equity financings and mergers and acquisitions.

Certifications and Honours

Shane has received the designation of Certified Specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law. The Law Society of Upper Canada certifies only a small percentage of lawyers in Ontario as specialists in 15 areas of law. The Certified Specialist Program incorporates superior standards and professional development requirements for lawyers in Ontario wishing to be certified. Fewer than 20 lawyers in the Province of Ontario hold this designation.

Shane also holds a Certificate in Mining Law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

In 2013 Lexpert Magazine named Shane as one of its Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers under 40 in Canada.

In 2011 Shane was asked to take part in a Law Society of Upper Canada panel reviewing and revising the competencies to be tested on the solicitor bar exam in Ontario.

Selected Clients/Transactions

Shane has been involved in over a billion dollars in financings and acquisitions on behalf of public and private companies since 2010. Following is a brief sampling of publicly announced transactions Shane has acted on in that time:

In addition, Shane regularly acts as counsel for a number of venture capital firm including Extreme Venture Partners, Wellington Financial and 500 Startups.