50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248, Kitchener, ON
Year called to bar: 1988 (ON)
Tom Hunter is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office and he practises corporate, commercial, and technology law. He is the former co-Chair of the firm's national Technology Law Group and a past department head of the Waterloo Region Business Law Group. His particular areas of focus include assisting entrepreneurs and owner-operators with start-up and growth-oriented companies, M&A, financing, and all aspects of technology commercialization. Tom has served as lead counsel for over $1.5 billion of successful founder monetization and exit transactions for high-tech and traditional economy clients. He serves as a director on the boards of a number of technology companies headquartered in the Waterloo Region technology cluster. Tom is a frequent guest lecturer on matters relating to M&A, financings, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Conrad Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business at the University of Waterloo. Tom has long been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and, in 2021, he was recognized by Best Lawyers Canada as Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Law – Waterloo Region.