181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1968 (ON)
Member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity and Transportation Groups. Maintains a transaction-oriented practice in the areas of equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, venture capital transactions, general corporate/commercial and regulatory matters. Advises private equity funds and corporations in connection with buying, selling and restructuring entities ranging from privately-held businesses to national and multinational organizations. Advises US and foreign clients on the acquisition and disposition of Canadian subsidiaries. Experienced with transactions in government regulated sectors of the economy. Member of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, the Transportation Lawyers Association (US) and the ABA. Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (the Transportation Lawyers Association) in recognition of continued dedication and service to the association and the legal profession. Awarded the designation of Accredited Director by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Recognized by Lexpert, Chambers & Partners and Best Lawyers. Lecturer, panellist and educator in programs involving transportation law. Appointed King’s Counsel.
On July 26, 2017, it was announced that Canadian private equity firm Champlain Financial Corp. (Champlain) had acquired Riverside Lobster International, Inc. (Riverside), a leading branded seafood processor and wholesale distributor from Nova Scotia, supplying the finest quality lobster and scallops to customers in the United States and Canada, and 20 other countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.