Partner. Practice focuses on corporate finance, M&A, private equity, venture capital financings and securities law. Advises boards and activist shareholders on governance and proxy contests. Recent matters include: Newmont Mining’s agreement to acquire Goldcorp for US$10 billion; Hudbay Minerals’ acquisition of Mason Resources and in shareholder activism initiatives announced by Waterton Global Resource Management; CanWel Building Materials Group's $60 million bought deal high yield note offering; K2 & Associates Investment Management and FrontFour Capital in a reconstitution of the trustees of Cominar REIT; and the sponsors of a restructuring and going private transaction for Mood Media Corporation. Formerly practised in Silicon Valley representing emerging growth companies, publicly traded technology companies and venture capital funds. Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert® Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Part of the Goodmans team that acts as “legal counsel in residence” for the DMZ at Ryerson University, one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups.