Partner. Practice focuses on all aspects of corporate/securities law, with an emphasis on M&A and corporate finance (IPOs and follow-on financings) and contested governance matters (including proxy contests). Has been involved in the structuring and execution of a variety of M&A transactions, including complex international mergers and hostile take-over bids. Has also worked extensively with foreign-based private equity funds in connection with Canadian-oriented acquisitions and investments. Has been significantly involved in assisting companies with various corporate governance matters and involved in representing companies and individuals in connection with enforcement matters initiated by the Ontario Securities Commission. Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada (M&A, corporate and securities), by Chambers Global (M&A) and by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (M&A and Corporate Finance & Securities). Named one of Lexpert’s “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” in 2008. Actively involved in the securities law course at Osgoode Hall Law School and teaches at the University of Toronto as an adjunct professor.