66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997
Partner in the Labour and Employment group and member of the firm’s Board of Partners. Advises employers in the sectors of financial services, manufacturing, transportation, education, health care, security, information technology, resources, and public service. Assists those employers in labour board proceedings, arbitration, mediation, collective bargaining, employment litigation, judicial reviews, civil appeals, and human rights. Advised numerous Fortune 500 companies on labour and employment matters arising from mergers & acquisitions. Regularly trains clients on a variety of issues. Frequent speaker on labour, employment, and human rights matters. He is a member of the business and employment sections of the American Bar Association, the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations, and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers. Co-author of A Legal Guide to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, published by Canada Law Book. Listed in the current editions of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers and Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of employment and labour, and in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of labour and employment law. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1997.
City Centre Terminal Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI), completed the sale of substantially all of its assets, including the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA), to Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP (Nieuport), a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure equity investors.
Element Financial Corporation (TSX: EFN) completed its largest acquisition to date with the $570-million purchase of the assets comprising GE Canada's fleet leasing business. GE Canada's fleet vehicle portfolio consists of 650 regionally diversified customers and integrated fleet management services for vehicle and light and medium truck financings. As part of the acquisition, Element also entered into a strategic alliance agreement with GE Capital Fleet Services in the US pursuant to which the companies will collaborate primarily on the pursuit of Canadian/US cross-border fleet management opportunities.