Marlin Horst

Marlin Horst
Shibley Righton LLP
Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Real Estate

Marlin Horst, a partner with the Toronto office of Shibley Righton LLP, focuses on corporate law as well as estate planning and administration.

He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1986, before earning his Master of Laws from Cambridge University in 1987. Mr. Horst was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989 and the Bermuda Bar in 1997.

Acting on behalf of corporations in a range of industries, Mr. Horst handles matters for financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, energy, mining, and private equity firms.

He assists with restructuring for both creditors and debtors, advises on mergers and acquisitions, mutual funds, real estate, general corporate and commercial transactions as well as venture capital/private equity actions.

Mr. Horst’s practice encompasses all types of lending, including syndicated, senior, subordinated, asset-based, and project finance.

He also assists with estate planning and administration for high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners.

Mr. Horst is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Marlin Horst In The News
Business Corporations Act changes aim to provide transparency

Privately owned firms governed by the  Canada Business Corporations Act  will now have to register the names of those who have significant control of their companies, says Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst . Read more

Pre-incorporation deals come with risks: Horst

People who put down a deposit for a property on behalf of a company that is not yet incorporated could lose that money if the buyer pulls out of the deal, says Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst . Read more

Syndicated mortgage rule proposals offer protection: Horst

A Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) plan to increase oversight of syndicated mortgages is an effort to protect ‘unsophisticated’ investors from risk, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells The Lawyer's Daily . Read more

Properly worded shareholders agreement is a must: Horst

When someone dies with a life insurance policy listing a clear beneficiary, anyone with a dispute   should have solid evidence to support their argument, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more

Font discrepancy helps expose sham trust

A former telecommunication executive’s attempt to shield family properties from his bankruptcy proceedings provides a textbook example of a sham trust, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells . Read more

Succession planning pays off for small businesses

Succession planning can ease the transition when the time comes to transfer ownership of family-run businesses, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells . Read more

Court rules objection to trustee accounts not statute-barred

Executors should make sure beneficiaries are fully informed before taking compensation from the estate according to a recent decision, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells .  Read more

Due diligence a sound strategy against fraud

A defrauded corporate lender who unsuccessfully tried to sue the government to cover $1.8 million in losses was always facing an uphill struggle, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more

Family business disputes frequently about control, direction

It can be difficult for family business partners to keep emotions separate from management and operations, particularly when one generation is passing control off to the next, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more

OCA clarifies s. 4 of Interest Act

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling on interest disclosure is likely a relief to lenders as it confirms that a small violation of s. 4 of the Interest Act will not impact all interest payable under a loan agreement, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells . Read more

Inheritance tax unlikely to benefit income inequality: Horst

A report that suggests the federal government could collect $2 billion annually if it implements a tax on inheritances of $5 million or more doesn’t take some unintended consequences into account, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more

Blockchain technology not yet ready for mortgages

Proponents pushing blockchain technology to create mortgages are putting the cart before the horse, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more

'Sandbagging' not a sure thing in Canadian courts

Sandbagging reflects poorly on all parties to a transaction, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells . Read more

Determining value, share of corporate trust can get messy

Asset-valuation and equalization of corporate trusts in family law matters is a complex and growing area of practice, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more

Proposed CSA amendments to protect small investors

Proposed rules around syndicated mortgage investments (SMI) will help “weed out” those who are taking advantage of unsophisticated investors, Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer Marlin Horst tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

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