National Practice Group Leader of BLG's Tax Group, and partner. Practice includes all business related tax issues; with a particular expertise related to the investment management industry and structuring investment products. Extensive experience in structuring investment funds and managers; including trusts, partnerships, corporations, hedge funds, offshore entities, REITs and private equity. Experienced in all tax issues related to public and private funds. Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Taxation Committee of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. Received LLB in 1991 and BA (Hons.) in 1988 from the University of Western Ontario. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (tax law—mutual funds).