Founding partner with 30 years of experience providing counsel on content creation, entertainment law, TV and motion picture production, financing, distribution, animation, and licensing. Extensive experience structuring financing and distribution of TV series and motion picture co-productions. Represents content producers, financiers, creators, animation studios, distributors, investors, and global studios involved in content creation and exploitation. Published numerous articles on financing and international co-productions. Peer-rated as Most Frequently Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, recognized in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (since 2002), recognized in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (since 2002), and in The Best Lawyers in Canada. Director of the Board of Lionsgate Entertainment since 2001. Received the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018 from The Arts & Sciences Foundation of BC. Contributing Editor (2001–2007) of the Entertainment Agreements volume of Canadian Forms & Precedents (Butterworths). Chaired and presented at conferences in Canada, US, China, and England. Lectured at McGill University, UBC, and UVic. Graduate of McGill Law School (1985).
Year Called to the Bar:
1990 (ON); 1992 (BC)