333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005 (ON); 2000 (New York)
Partner and head of a business law group at Goodmans LLP. Practices corporate/securities law with a focus on M&A. Extensive experience acting for buyers and sellers in a wide range of industries in both private and public M&A transactions. Involved in some of the most high-profile proxy contests in Canada representing both dissident shareholders and boards of directors. Provides strategic advice in litigation matters requiring corporate and securities law knowledge. Formerly worked as a M&A lawyer in New York. Frequent author and lecturer on developments in the Canadian M&A market, evolution of shareholder rights plans and rise of shareholder activism in Canada. Served as an adjunct professor and as president of the Alumni Association at the University of Toronto Law School. Recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada (Corporate/Commercial), in M&A by The Legal 500 Canada, IFLR1000, and Euromoney's Banking, finance and transaction Expert Guide, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (M&A, private equity and corporate finance & securities) and Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate governance, M&A, corporate, leveraged buyouts and private equity). Featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2022. Honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.
On December 10, 2019, affiliates of real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. (collectively, Blackstone) acquired all of the subsidiaries and assets of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust (Dream Global)
Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI) (Morneau Shepell or the Company) acquired all of the outstanding shares of LifeWorks Corporation Ltd. (LifeWorks) for a total purchase price of approximately $426 million, payable in cash and Morneau Shepell shares.
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (Ceridian), a global human capital management software company, completed its initial public offering of 24,150,000 shares of common stock, which included 3,150,000 shares of common stock issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering was priced at US$22.00 per share, resulting in gross proceeds of US$631,300,000 when combined with the concurrent US$100.0 million private placement and before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Ceridian.
On December 6, 2016, Alberta Oilsands Inc. (“AOS”) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Marquee Energy Ltd. (“Old Marquee”) pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under the Alberta Business Corporations Act (“ABCA”) involving AOS, Old Marquee and the holders of common shares of Old Marquee (the “Arrangement”) in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of an arrangement agreement dated August 19, 2016, as amended October 11, 2016 (as amended, the “Arrangement Agreement”).
NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (NWH) and NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (NWI) completed a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) in which NWI and NWH combined to create a leading global diversified healthcare real estate investment trust with over $2 billion of assets.