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Partner, entertainment and business law groups. Specializes in entertainment law with emphasis on film, television, video games and new media. Principal areas of expertise are lending, financing, copyright protection, distribution, production, co-productions and co-ventures. Counsel for domestic and foreign banks and commercial lenders, as well as public and private entertainment companies. Extensive experience safeguarding intellectual property, structuring distribution and production companies, structuring media and entertainment ventures, and with the financing, production and exploitation of films, television programs and new media. Experience in domestic and foreign tax-motivated equity funds, media and entertainment royalty financing ventures, prints and advertising funds and similar structures. Member: Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, CBA, CMPA, IT Canada, OBA and WIFT-T. Recognized by Lexpert®’s “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” in 2007, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers In Canada.
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