333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1988 (ON)
Partner. Business law practice focuses on domestic and international transactions in the film and television, media, and technology sectors. Represents a variety of domestic and foreign financial institutions, private financiers and investors, various Canadian public and private media companies, digital content creators, and service providers. Extensive experience leading domestic and multi-jurisdictional production, corporate and structured finance transactions, international co-production and co-venture arrangements. Expertise includes structuring traditional and new media ventures and acquisitions and providing advice on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights. Frequent speaker at national and international entertainment law, technology, and finance conferences. BComm, LLM (Intellectual Property), ICD.D (Institute of Corporate Directors). Recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada; and as a leading media lawyer inEuromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers and Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.
Kew Media Group Inc. (TSX: KEW) (Kew), a special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC), created one of the world’s most significant independent content platforms by directly acquiring six companies - Content Media Corporation plc, Architect Films Inc., Bristow Global Media Inc., Frantic Films Corporation, Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc. and Our House Media Inc. – and indirectly acquiring control of Aito Media Oy, Campfire Film & Television LLC, Collins Avenue Productions LLC, Jigsaw Productions LLC and Spirit Digital Media Limited.