Formerly DuMoulin Black’s Managing Partner, J. Douglas Seppala now acts as special counsel. He practises in the areas of corporate and securities law and has extensive experience advising private and public companies domestically and internationally in various transactions, including venture capital and private equity financing, cross border financings, public offerings, stock exchange listings, private placements, takeover bids, mergers and corporate reorganizations, shareholders/proxy disputes, acquisitions and dispositions of shares and assets and joint ventures. He regularly advises directors on corporate governance matters and represents clients before the British Columbia Securities Commission with compliance, registration and exemption matters. Douglas has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 for his work in Venture Capital Law, Corporate Law M&A Law, and Securities Law. Douglas represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, technology and natural resources. He has been involved as a director, management and co-founder of several successful businesses. Douglas received his BComm in 1982 and his Bachelor of Laws in 1983 from the University of British Columbia. Douglas was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1984.