Partner and member of BLG's Securities and Capital Markets Group and Investment Management Group. Practises corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities law, insurance business law and mergers & acquisitions. Advises and prepares applications on behalf of foreign and domestic investment advisers, dealers and fund managers in respect of carrying on business in Canada and registration under provincial securities legislation. Advises on pooled fund products, private placement of non-Canadian investment funds, and investment management structuring issues. Conducts independent audits of and advises securities registrants on designing and assessing governance structures and compliance policies and procedures, and strengthening compliance capability. Has acted on numerous acquisitions in a variety of areas, including those involving the acquisition of advisers, dealers, fund managers, insurers and insurance brokers, and those in building products manufacturing, funeral services and automotive industries. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of mutual funds law and securities law. Member of Ontario Securities Commission Registrant Advisory Committee. Obtained LLB from the University of Saskatchewan. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1992.