333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005 (ON); 1999 (New York)
Partner. Co-Head of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Group. Specializes in corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on PE, public and private M&A, and corporate finance transactions. Advises public companies, closely-held companies, PE funds and their portfolio companies on acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises and governance matters. Recent mandates: Trader Corporation’s acquisition of DealerTrack Canada; Pon Holdings’ $1 billion acquisition of Dorel Sports; Aegis Brands’ sale of Second Cup Coffee Co.; Tricon Residential’s NYSE IPO and related US$570 million equity offering, Tricon’s issuance of US$300 million of preferred securities to a syndicate led by Blackstone and Tricon’s $500 million JV with CPPIB; strategic investments by Trader Corporation in Motoinsight and Activix; Miller McAsphalt’s sale of Miller Paving and McAsphalt Industries; Open Farm’s $80 million investment led by General Atlantic; and Kilmer Group’s sale of the Toronto Argonauts to MLSE. Recognized as Toronto’s 2022 M&A Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada and one of the Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition – Finance and M&A, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, IFLR1000 and The Best Lawyers in Canada.