Susan is a partner who practises in the areas of corporate and securities law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Susan advises public and private companies with respect to M&A and corporate finance transactions, as well as on general corporate matters and compliance with securities legislation. Specifically in the M&A context, Susan has experience advising public acquirers and targets in negotiated business combinations and take-over bids, advising special committees in acquisitions and going-private transactions and advising private buyers and sellers in cross-border private equity and strategic acquisitions. She also advises on debt and equity financings, as well as private equity and venture capital financings, working with the investing funds as well as companies raising capital. In the area of commercial and corporate law, Susan assists clients with structuring and negotiating ongoing commercial relationships such as shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and other commercial agreements. In 2016, Susan was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver's Forty Under 40. Susan is Chair of the Firm's Social Committee, a member of the Associate and Student Committees, and a member of the Women at Blakes network.