Geoffrey S. Belsher
Managing Partner

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
Phone: (416) 863-2223
E-mail: [email protected]

Geoff is managing partner of the Blakes New York office. He practises corporate law with a focus on cross-border mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. He advises Canadian, US, and international public and private companies; investment dealers; private equity, venture capital, and alternative investment funds; and family offices with respect to Canadian law matters. Geoff acts as lead special counsel to boards of directors and special committees in mergers & acquisitions, governance shareholder activism, and internal investigation matters. He has been special counsel to the target-company and acquirer in a number of high-profile Canadian hostile transactions. He has led some of the largest public offerings ever completed in Canada. Geoff advises clients in a number of industries, including mining, energy, financial services, gaming, life sciences, and technology. He is part of the firm's US initiative and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee since 2006. He has worked in the firm’s Toronto, Vancouver, and New York offices and has also worked in the UK. Geoff is an active member of the American Bar Association's M&A and Private Equity Committees and is involved in a number of Canada–US business associations, including the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Year Called to the Bar:1992 (BC)
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