Partner and national leader of BLG's Public Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions (particularly in the areas of private equity and cross-border transactions, such as Welltower’s acquisition of HealthLease Properties REIT, Ridley Inc.’s acquisition by Alltech, and Retirement Concepts’ acquisition by Anbang); corporate finance (including debt and equity, acting for both issuers and underwriters, such as IPOs and financings by Loblaws, George Weston, Northland Power, Cameco and Chartwell Retirement Residences); corporate governance, including acting for special committees, and corporate law in general. Former member, Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission. Has served as a director of public and private business corporations, as well as community and charitable organizations. Author and speaker at various conferences and programs. Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rating. Recognized in the 2018 edition of IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer (M&A). Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (securities, corporate and mergers & acquisitions). LLB from University of Toronto. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.