Joel Binder is a partner in the Corporate Finance, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. He has a broad corporate/securities practice with significant experience in corporate finance, public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Ranked by leading legal publications in a number of categories, he frequently represents public issuers, boards of directors and investment dealers in connection with public offerings, private placements, takeover bids, business combinations and governance and securities compliance matters, and is often retained for his expertise in investment funds. In addition, Joel advises private equity funds and private companies on M&A and general corporate matters. Joel is a past director and audit committee member of two public companies. He is currently a member of the TSX Advisory Committee and the firm’s Associates Committee and formerly served on the Management Committee in the Toronto office. Joel is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario. He has frequently spoken at conferences on securities law and is the author of articles on a variety of securities law topics.