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Tax partner and member of Goodmans’ Executive Committee. Practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. Has extensive experience advising issuers and investment dealers on the structuring and taxation of public offerings, including advising on numerous initial public offerings of REITs, income funds and similar yield-oriented issuers. Tax counsel on several recent acquisitions, including Atlantic Power’s $1.1-billion acquisition of Capital Power, Walter Energy Inc.’s $3.3-billion acquisition of Western Coal Corp., Gerdau S.A.’s US$1.6-billion privatization of Gerdau Ameristeel; Total S.A.’s $1.5-billion acquisition of UTS Energy Corporation; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ $915-million acquisition of Van Houtte Coffee, and Canaccord Financial Inc.’s acquisition of Genuity Capital Markets. Frequent speaker in Canada and the United States on topics related to going public in Canada and the tax efficient structuring of income securities. Recognized as a leading tax lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global. Named as one of “The Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by Lexpert® in 2006 and one of “Canada’s 20 Corporate Lawyers to Watch” in 2007. Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2000.