Eric Moncik is a partner who practises in the area of securities laws at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. His practice focuses primarily on public and private financing transactions, as well as mergers & acquisitions. He also provides ongoing advice on general securities and corporate law matters to a variety of issuer clients. Eric has acted as counsel to issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in a number of public financings, including initial public offerings, and private placements of equity and debt securities. He has also acted for purchasers and vendors in a wide range of asset and share purchase transactions, and for many companies in connection with take-over bids, statutory arrangements and reorganizations. These transactions have involved participants in industries such as real estate, financial services, technology and power and infrastructure. Eric received his LLB and MBA from the University of Toronto and holds a BA in economics from the University of Western Ontario. In 2012, Eric was named as one of Lexpert's “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” in Canada and was recognized in Lexpert® 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada as one of the “Corporate Lawyers to Watch”.