1055 West Georgia St, Suite 1750, Royal Centre, PO Box 11125, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON); 1992 (BC)
Founding partner with 30 years of experience counseling on content creation, entertainment law, and TV and motion picture production, financing, distribution, and licensing. Extensive experience structuring financing and distribution of TV series and motion picture co-productions. Represents content producers, financiers, creators, animation studios, distributors, investors, and global studios involved in content creation and exploitation. Published numerous articles on financing and international co-productions. Peer-rated as Most Frequently Recommended by TheCanadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, recognized in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (since 2002), recognized in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (since 2002), and in The Best Lawyersin Canada. Past Director of the Board of Lionsgate Entertainment (2001–2020). Received the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018 from The Arts & Sciences Foundation of BC. Contributing Editor (2001–2007) of the Entertainment Agreements volume of Canadian Forms & Precedents (Butterworths). Chaired and presented at conferences in Canada, US, China, and England. Lectured at McGill University, UBC, and UVic. Graduate of McGill Law School (1985).