Senior partner and the Toronto regional leader of BLG’s Energy Markets Group. Specializes in the commercial, regulatory and government relations components of electricity and natural gas markets and infrastructure revitalization. Has experience in all aspects of electricity sector restructuring. For the past 20 years, has served as counsel to a broad range of stakeholders including municipal, provincial, and national governments, large industrial, institutional and commercial energy consumers, local distribution and transmission companies, generators, energy retailers, out-of-province electricity importers and energy regulators. Also has corporate governance, business planning and utility M&A experience, including the first ever long-term lease involving an Ontario distribution utility. Has been counsel to municipalities and private sector clients regarding natural gas distribution “green field” expansion, and water/wastewater infrastructure renewal. Also has broad commercial and regulatory experience in renewable generation and electricity conservation and demand management including program development and smart meter implementation initiatives.