Partner and Toronto regional leader of BLG’s Lending Group. Specializes in representing banks and other lenders in loan transactions and insolvency matters. Has also represented major corporations as borrowers in loan transactions. Has particular experience in syndicated loans, loans secured by worldwide assets of borrowing groups, loans relating to take-over bids, loans to communications companies and resource companies, subvented financing programs for automobile manufacturers, Personal Property Security Act and related Securities Transfer Act issues, preparation of model documents for lending programs and document automation. Actively promotes the adoption of technology and other innovations at BLG. Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition (and since 2010) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (banking and finance). Martindale-Hubbell BV distinguished peer review rated. Recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in other publications including Lexpert® Special Edition — Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, in 2018 and previous years. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of Queen’s University in 1980. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1982.