Eric is the Practice Group leader of the Blakes Toronto Capital Markets practice. His practice focuses primarily on public and private financing transactions, as well as mergers & acquisitions. He also provides ongoing advice on general securities and corporate law matters to a variety of issuer clients. Eric has acted as counsel to issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in a number of public financings, including initial public offerings, and private placements of equity and debt securities. He has also acted for purchasers and vendors in a wide range of asset and share purchase transactions, and for many companies in connection with take-over bids, statutory arrangements and reorganizations. These transactions have involved participants in industries such as real estate, financial services, communications, media and technology, and infrastructure. Eric is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Securities Advisory Committee. He also serves as Vice-chair of the Blakes Legal Personnel Committee.