Geoff is Managing Partner of the Blakes New York office. He practises corporate law with a focus on cross-border mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. He advises Canadian, US and international public and private companies, investment dealers, private equity, venture capital and alternative investment funds with respect to Canadian law matters. Geoff frequently acts as lead special counsel to boards of directors and special committees in mergers & acquisitions and has been special counsel to the target-company and acquirer in a number of high-profile Canadian hostile take-over bids. He has also led some of the largest public offerings ever completed in Canada at the time. Geoff has experience advising clients in a number of industries, including mining, energy, gaming, life sciences and technology. He is one of the partners responsible for the firm's US initiative. Geoff has been a member of the firm's Executive Committee since 2006 and previously worked in the firm’s Vancouver and Toronto offices. Geoff is an active member of the American Bar Association's M&A and Private Equity Committees and is involved in a number of Canada-US business associations, including the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.