National Group Head of BLG’s Corporate and Capital Markets practices and a member of the firm’s National Management Committee. Practises corporate and commercial law with particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions, and public and private company advice. Counsel to private and public companies, both domestic and foreign, and their shareholders advising on all aspects of corporate, securities and commercial laws, including corporate governance matters, directors’ obligations and shareholders’ rights. Acts for vendors, purchasers and other stakeholders in connection with divestitures and acquisitions. Toronto regional leader of the firm’s Defence and Security Group. Member of Canadian Bar Association. Past director of Upper Lakes Group Inc. and Caradon Limited, formerly Indal Limited (a diversified building products manufacturing company). Called to the Ontario Bar in 1982.