Brett Stewart is a partner in McMillan's Corporate and Commercial Law Group and the Co-Chair of the Private Equity Group. Her practice focuses on assisting domestic and foreign clients with negotiated transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity financings, asset and share sales, corporate reorganizations, private placements, venture capital financings and management buyouts.
In addition, Brett regularly advises clients on corporate governance issues and day-to-day corporate and commercial matters including the review and preparation of complex agreements. She has represented clients in a number of sectors including agri-food, clean tech, engineering, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, manufacturing, transportation and gaming.
Brett is recognised in the 2018 and 2019 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide as a rising star in the areas of Investment Funds and Banking, and is ranked in Lexpert’s Guide 2018 as a leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyer in Canada, and was selected as a Lexpert® Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 for 2014 by Lexpert® Magazine.
Brett is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Women in Private Equity, a member of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and is on the leadership committee of the American Bar Association's Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.
Brett earned her JD from the University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario bar in 2005.