333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
Partner, commercial and securities litigation practice. Recognized for expertise in corporate crises and litigation that threatens the company and shareholder value. Focuses on corporate governance, shareholder activism, secondary market liability, and oppression claims. Extensive experience managing corporate crises, leading and responding to internal investigations. Litigates commercial disputes in all levels of courts across Canada and before securities regulators. Member of the Board of Directors of The Advocates' Society. Teaches courses on corporate governance, securities regulation, and M&A at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Adjunct Faculty) and in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business (Executive in Residence). Teaches trial advocacy at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Recognized as a leading litigator in Chambers, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Lexpert® Special Edition: Canadian’s Leading Litigation Lawyers,and Benchmark Canada.
On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).
On December 14, 2016, Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”), a leading environmental solutions provider, implemented its court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Plan”).
On December 6, 2016, Alberta Oilsands Inc. (“AOS”) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Marquee Energy Ltd. (“Old Marquee”) pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under the Alberta Business Corporations Act (“ABCA”) involving AOS, Old Marquee and the holders of common shares of Old Marquee (the “Arrangement”) in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of an arrangement agreement dated August 19, 2016, as amended October 11, 2016 (as amended, the “Arrangement Agreement”).