Valerie is Chair of the firm's Technology Law Group and co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Her practice is transactional (mergers and acquisitions/corporate finance) as well as advisory. Valerie has extensive experience advising private and public company clients on acquisitions including cross-border transactions, private company financings (including venture and seed financings), private equity (fund formation and M&A) and general commercial matters and corporate reorganizations. She acts for technology entrepreneurs and early-stage companies through to angel and venture-backed companies through to public companies. Valerie is recognized by Best Lawyers for technology, corporate law and M&A law, by Legal 500 for technology, media and telecoms and recognized with 2013 Lexpert Zenith Award as a leading woman lawyer in Canada. Valerie was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network in 2011, 2016, & 2017 and as one of BC’s Most Influential Women in Business by BC Business Magazine in 2015. Val was selected as a 2017 Diversity 50 member by the Canadian Board Diversity Council. She is the former Managing Partner of Lawson Lundell. Valerie received her ICDD in 2017.