Partner and Head of the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans. Focuses on film, TV, and online media in Canada and US. Clients include independent producers, distributors, Canadian and US networks, Hollywood studios, US networks, cable and OTT services, European broadcasters, distributors, publishers, private equity investors, talent guilds/agencies, and writers/performers. Recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer by Lexpert®, Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent), The Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal, The Best Lawyers in Canada (“2020 Toronto Entertainment Lawyer of the Year"), Euromoney’s Best of the Best (one of top two media lawyers in Canada in 2019), and Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers. Canadian IFTA arbitrator. Adjunct Professor of entertainment law at U of T Faculty of Law. Frequent commentator on entertainment industry issues for Bloomberg BNN. Co-author of Entertainment Law in Canada (LexisNexis). Director and serves on Executive and Investment Committees of the Canadian Film Centre. Director, Canadian Screenwriters Collection Society. Advisory Committee member of Ryerson RTA School. Member of: Film Ontario, Canadian Media Production Association, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and WIFT-Toronto. Gold Patron of TIFF.
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