Valerie (Val) is the Co-chair of the Lawson Lundell’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Chair of the firm's Technology Group. Her practice is transactional (mergers & acquisitions / corporate finance) as well as advisory. She has been involved in transactions for private and public companies including mergers & acquisitions, financing and corporate reorganizations as well as strategic alliances and joint ventures. Her practice includes acting for public and private companies as well as for private equity firms and large institutional investors. She has significant experience in private equity and venture fund formations. Val has been lead counsel on a number of large mid-market transactions including in the resource/commodities, real property (acquisitions and joint ventures for the development of industrial and other commercial property) and manufacturing sectors in addition to acquisition activity in the technology sector. In 2017, Val obtained her ICDD designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management. The Best Lawyers in Canada recognizes Val for Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Technology Law.