Partner. Practises mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law. Significant expertise in completing a wide range of multi-faceted transactions and has acted as counsel in a number of domestic and cross-border matters, including high-profile proxy contests, public take-over bids and other merger and acquisition transactions. Representative transactions include Canadian Tire’s $771-million acquisition of The Forzani Group, Whiterock REIT’s $608-million acquisition by Dundee REIT, Four Seasons Hotels’ US$3.8-billion privatization and Brookfield’s acquisition of Enwave Energy Corporation. Corporate and securities practice includes advising various clients on corporate governance matters and acting on behalf of underwriters and issuers in numerous IPOs and subsequent offerings, including those of Whiterock REIT, RioCan REIT, Four Seasons Hotels, GMP Capital and Keystone North America. Member of the Securities Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Ontario Securities Commission. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada for corporate law and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Corporate Finance and Securities. Ontario Bar (1997).