Partner. Specializes in corporate finance, M&A, securities, private equity and restructurings of public companies. Has represented a broad range of clients on domestic/international M&A transactions of all sizes. Provides advice to special committees involved in M&A and other related party transactions. Acts for issuers and underwriters on private placements, IPOs and follow-on offerings. Has also advised issuers and bondholders on restructurings of public and private companies. Advises Canadian public companies regarding ongoing securities compliance and corporate governance matters. Has established private equity and venture capital funds and advised lead investors. Representative transactions include: the acquisition of Intrawest Resorts by KSL and Henry Crown and Company, the merger of Ainsworth Lumber with Norbord, the sale of Protenergy Natural Foods to TreeHouse Foods, the sale of Prime Restaurants to Fairfax, Morneau Shepell's acquisition of Shepell•fgi, the acquisition of Famous Players by Cineplex, the sale of Renée’s Gourmet Foods to Heinz; the IPOs of Morneau Shepell and Cineplex; and the restructurings of Pacific Exploration & Production, Millar Western Forest Products, Lightstream Resources, Connacher Oil & Gas, Jaguar Mining, Sino-Forest and Compton Petroleum.