T. 613.599.9600 ext. 202 dw@lwlaw.com

Area of Practice

Corporate, Commercial & Securities

Year of Call

1985 – Ontario

Weinstein, Deborah


Debbie has 30 years of broad-based experience acting on behalf of emerging growth companies, established public and private technology businesses, venture capital funds, and investment bankers. She has represented innovative, knowledge-based issuers and underwriters in numerous Canadian and U.S. public offerings including JDS Fitel Inc. (now JDS Uniphase Corporation), GSI Lumonics Inc., JetForm Corporation and MOSAID Technologies Limited. She also has substantial experience in venture capital and other private financing transactions.

Debbie is particularly focused on mergers and acquisitions and has taken the lead role in well over 160 M&A’s, including the sale of companies to Cisco, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM, Salesforce.com, PMC-Sierra, and Alcatel Lucent.

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Community Involvement

Current Board Positions

Prior Board Positions

  • Board Member, Chair of Governance Committee, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Board Member and Chair of Governance Committee, ADESA Inc. (NYSE)
  • Board Member and Member of Compensation Committee, Allete Inc. (NYSE)
  • Board Member, MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX)
  • Board Member, AIT Advanced Information Technologies Inc.(TSX)
  • Board Member, JetForm Corporation (Accelio Corporation) (NASDAQ and TSX)
  • Board Member, United Way
  • Board Member, Chair and Member of Executive Committee, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI); recently renamed Invest Ottawa
  • Chair of the Board of Governors, Chair of Chair’s Committee, Nomination Committee and Human Resources Committee, Ashbury College