333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2003 (ON)
Partner. Practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on corporate finance, corporate governance, M&A, private equity, shareholder rights and activism, and corporate recapitalizations. 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 capital markets 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 a leading lawyer in Chambers Canada (REITs), The Legal 500 Canada (M&A), IFLR 1000 (capital markets: debt and equity and M&A), Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate law), Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (corporate finance), and Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law. Honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2016.
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).