Partner. Practises corporate/securities law with a focus on M&A. Extensive experience acting for buyers and sellers in a range of industries for private and public companies. Has been involved in a number of contested shareholder matters, including proxy contests representing both dissident shareholders and boards of directors and is also often asked to participate in litigation matters where strategic advice is sought and knowledge of corporate/securities law is required. Formerly worked as a M&A lawyer in New York. Frequent author and lecturer on developments in the Canadian M&A market, the evolving role of shareholder rights plans and the rise of shareholder activism in Canada. Served as an Adjunct Professor at U of T Law School where he taught the course “The Art of the Deal.” Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada (M&A) and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Mergers & Acqusition, Private Equity, Corporate Finance & Securities). Honoured in 2011 as one of "Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40." Called to the Bars of New York (2000) and Ontario (2005).