Senior partner Mitchell Gropper, QC has extensive corporate and securities practice with an emphasis on complex transactions including corporate finance, reorganizations and M&A. He has represented issuers and investment dealers in IPOs and public/private securities offerings. Mitchell has acted for purchasers and sellers in M&A transactions (Aritzia, MDS, IntraWest, Vancouver Island Helicopters, Coast Hotels, Mark Anthony Presents); advised Boards of Directors and special committees (Goldcorp, Intrawest, Coast Wholesale, Sterling Shoes, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union); and has been involved in going-private and related-party transactions. Mitchell has advised on financial reorganizations and debt restructurings, including special legal advisor to City of Vancouver for the Olympic Village and several reorganization transactions for Concord Pacific Group, Onni Development and A&W Revenue Royalties. He was named in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and the 2017 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Martindale-Hubbell ranking AV (preeminent 5.0 out of 5). Admitted to the Bars of British Columbia (1966) and Ontario (1970). Appointed Queen’s Counsel (1990).