Partner. Practice focuses on corporate finance, M&A, private equity, venture capital financings and securities. Advises boards and activist shareholders on governance and proxy contests. Recent matters include: Assurant, Inc in its US$2.5 billion combination with The Warranty Group; the sponsors of a restructuring and going private transaction for Mood Media Corporation; CanWel Building Materials in over $100 million of common share offerings and its acquisition of Hawaiian-based Honsador Building Products; and the special committee of Redknee Solutions, in a private placement to ESW Capital and a subsequent financing transaction involving a rights offering and an additional private placement to ESW Capital. 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, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert® Special Edition – 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.