333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2003 (ON)
Partner. Practice focuses on corporate finance & securities law, corporate governance, M&A, and private equity. Advises public issuers on corporate governance and continuous disclosure obligations. Represents market participants, issuers, and investors in public financings and private investments of debt and equity, including IPOs and follow-up financings, and on behalf of US and offshore funds and institutional investors in Canadian PIPE transactions. Extensive experience acting for buyers and sellers in M&A transactions within a wide range of industries and providing Canadian securities advice to numerous private equity funds. Member of Goodmans' REITs Group, regularly advising REITs in various transactions. Significant experience in shareholder rights and activism matters including proxy contests for dissident shareholders and on behalf of boards of directors. Recognized as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2016. Member of the Securities Law Subcommittee of the OBA’s Business Law Section, a group which comments on proposed changes to securities legislation on behalf of the Ontario Securities Bar and coordinates continuing legal education programs on behalf of the OBA in the area of securities law.
Leading infrastructure and construction materials enterprise Armtec Infrastructure Inc. and its affiliates (Armtec) completed a going-concern sale of substantially all of its assets to Armtec LP, an affiliate of Brookfield Capital Partners Fund III L.P. (Brookfield), in exchange for a release from approximately $200 million in secured debt obligations owing to Brookfield. The transaction was completed pursuant to an asset sale under the <I>Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act</I> (CCAA).