333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2007
Partner. Practice focuses on assisting clients with a wide variety of litigation and arbitration proceedings involving complex commercial and financial transactions, mergers & acquisitions disputes, and securities matters. Has successfully tried to verdict a ten-figure award for his client, and has successfully defended cases in which his client was facing ten figure damage exposure. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, has appeared in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench, the Federal Court, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, as well as Law Society of Ontario discipline panels. Regularly appears before the Toronto Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in high profile commercial matters involving shareholder activism and corporate governance, director and officer liability claims, civil fraud, proceedings to enforce foreign judgments, insolvency proceedings, plans of arrangement and fiduciary obligations disputes. Recognized as a “next generation partner” by The Legal 500 Canada in Dispute Resolution: Ontario and by Benchmark Litigation Canada as a “Future Star”.
On May 20, 2015, Vicwest Inc. (Vicwest), Kingspan Group Limited (Kingspan) and AG Growth International Inc. (AG Growth) completed a plan of arrangement whereby Kingspan (through its subsidiary) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vicwest and AG Growth (through subsidiary) acquired substantially all of the assets of Vicwest’s Westeel division. Pursuant to the terms of the plan of arrangement, each holder of common shares received $12.70 for each common share held. The transaction was valued approximately $360 million.
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.
On March 13, 2015, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Brookfield Asset Management) and Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. (Brookfield Residential) closed the going private transaction of Brookfield Residential, pursuant to which 1927726 Ontario Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Brookfield Residential that Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates did not already own by way of a plan of arrangement.