Gary advises clients regarding obtaining, enforcing and licensing trademarks and copyright in Canada. His practice involves adversarial and advocacy-based proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board and the Ontario and Federal Courts. He also counsels clients on trademark and copyright issues involved in corporate transactions and financings. Gary represents clients both within and outside Canada, including professional sports organizations, chemical, automotive and pharmaceutical companies, retailers, technology and consumer product companies. Gary has written and spoken widely in the area of intellectual property law. He is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and is a former chair of IPIC's Trademark Legislation Committee and currently Chair of INTA's Anticounterfeiting Committee – Canada subcommittee. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Legal 500 Canada.He is recognized as a leading lawyer in all major legal directories and ranking publications. Gary was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989, is a Registered Canadian Trademark Agent and certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Intellectual Property (Trademarks and Copyright) Law.
On December 29, 2017, Mr. Don E. Wall (Don Wall), PHI Inc. (PHI) and HNZ Group Inc. (HNZ), a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, completed a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to which, among other things, Don Wall, through a beneficially wholly-owned acquisition company, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares and variable voting shares of HNZ for $18.70 in cash per share, and PHI subsequently acquired HNZ’s offshore business conducted in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The total consideration paid to former holders of HNZ shares was approximately $233 million
On May 31, 2016, TELUS Corporation (TELUS) completed a previously-announced transaction whereby Baring Private Equity Asia (Baring Asia) acquired a 35-per cent equity stake in TELUS International (Cda) Inc. (TELUS International).
Intact Financial Corporation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian Direct Insurance Inc. from Canadian Western Bank. The acquisition was financed by IFC exclusively with excess capital. The acquisition enhances IFC’s position in Canada by extending its direct-to-consumer operations from coast to coast.