Partner, Executive Committee member and Chair of the firm’s REITs and income securities practice. Extensive practice in corporate commercial, M&A, private equity, corporate governance and corporate finance. Ranked as one of the two top capital markets lawyers in Canada. Has acted as lead counsel on many significant transactions, and played a key role in the development of Canada’s real estate capital markets, the country’s seniors housing sector, and domestic and cross-border IPOs for a broad range of businesses. Advises boards and activist shareholders on corporate governance and proxy contests. Clients include public and private companies, investment banks and hedge funds. Was retained by Industry Canada to lead a major governance study. Recognized as a leading lawyer by Lexpert®, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 Canada, Euromoney and Law Business Research. MBA and LLB (Gold Medalist). Founding Chairman of the Canada/South Africa Chamber of Business. Member of the Corporate and Securities Advisory Board for Practical Law and author of The Canadian REIT Handbook.