Partner and Head of Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans. Focuses on film, TV and online media in Canada and US. Clients include independent producers, distributors, Canadian and US networks, Hollywood studios, US networks, cable and OTT services, European broadcasters, distributors, publishers, private equity investors, talent guilds/agencies and writers/performers. Recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer by Lexpert®, Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent), The Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal, The Best Lawyers in Canada (2010 Toronto entertainment "Lawyer of the Year"), Euromoney’s Best of the Best (one of top 30 media lawyers in the world (2002, 2009-2018) and Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers. Canadian IFTA arbitrator. Adjunct Professor of entertainment law at U of T Faculty of Law. Frequent commentator on entertainment industry issues for BNN. Co-author of Entertainment Law in Canada (LexisNexis). Director and serves on Executive and Investment Committees of the Canadian Film Centre. Director, Canadian Screenwriters Collection Society. Advisory Committee member of Ryerson RTA School. Member of: Film Ontario, Canadian Media Production Association, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and WIFT-Toronto. Gold Patron of TIFF.
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