Greg is an expert in customs, international trade, and commodity tax law. He opened his own law practice after a career of over 33 years at a large full-service firm, the last 26 as partner and head of the firm's International Trade Group. Greg regularly represents clients with respect to cross-border trade issues, including compliance with international trade agreements (e.g., USMCA/CUSMA, CETA, CPTPP, WTO), export/import controls, and economic sanctions. Greg has substantial experience in, and regularly assists clients with, trade remedy matters, including antidumping/anti-subsidy investigations and appeals, as well as safeguards inquiries. Greg has expertise in all areas of customs law including tariff classification, valuation, rules of origin, marking rules, seizures, administrative monetary penalties, and voluntary disclosures. He also assists clients with respect to planning, compliance, and appeals involving GST/HST, excise levies, and other commodity taxes. Greg is past Chair of the CBA’s Commodity Tax, Customs, and Trade Section; a former Co-Chair of the Customs Law Committee of the ABA’s International Law Section; member of the CITT Advisory Committee and of the BCCC Trade Compliance and Recourse Subcommittee of the CBSA; and past board member of IE Canada.
On October 3, 2016, Laurentian Bank of Canada (Laurentian Bank) announced the completion of its acquisition of the Canadian equipment financing and corporate financing activities of CIT Group Inc. (CIT), a portfolio valued at approximately $1 billion (the Acquisition).