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Year called to bar: 1977 (ON)
Corporate Partner and Chair of the firm’s Technology, Media & Entertainment and Corporate Governance & Director Protection groups. Corporate practice advises on corporate development and finance, including representation of founder and other shareholders, executives, businesses, investment banks, and private equity sources; shareholder, executive, and employee arrangements; privacy and cyber security; distribution arrangements; strategic alliances; partnerships and joint ventures; licensing and other commercial arrangements; private and public financings; mergers & acquisitions; and international business planning. Governance practice advises boards, board committees, independent directors, and management on compliance, effectiveness, insurance, indemnification, and other protection issues. Director of Baylin Wireless Technologies, Think Research, and RIMES Technologies. Member of Advisory Council of StarTech.com. Recognized in various Lexpert® publications, including The Lexpert® Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada. Speaker and author on corporate development and governance, joint ventures, contracts, and commercial law. Ontario Bar, 1977. BCL, 1974, Wadham College, Oxford University; LLB, Gold Medallist, 1972, Osgoode Hall Law School; BA, 1969, York University.
On July 7, 2017, Shutterstock, Inc. (Shutterstock), through an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of FlashStock Technology Inc. (FlashStock) for a purchase price of approximately US$50 million, subject to customary adjustments.
On May 1, 2017, all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Halogen Software Inc. (“Halogen”) were acquired by Saba Software Inc. (“Saba”), Vector Capital and its affiliates (“Vector”), and Michael Slaunwhite, Halogen’s founder, executive chairman and largest shareholder.