Jeffrey A. Read
Associate Counsel

Watson Goepel LLP

1075 West Georgia St, Suite 1700
Vancouver, BC V6E 3C9
Phone: (604) 642-5685
Fax: (604) 688-1301
E-mail: [email protected]

Jeff practises corporate and securities law, focusing on advising public and private companies and companies doing acquisitions in British Columbia. Practice involves financings for public and private companies, mergers & acquisitions, private equity funds, and corporate governance. Has written on topics including private placements, venture capital, shareholders’ meetings, continuous disclosure and securities practice. Has taught courses on those and other subjects for groups including the CLE Society of BC, Simon Fraser University, Insight and the Law Society’s PLTC. Adjunct Professor of Law, Securities Regulation (2001–2016), University of British Columbia. Editor of the Carswell publication British Columbia Securities Act and Rules Annotated (37th Edition). Author, "Securities and Stock Exchanges", Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, 4th edition, Ontario and Western editions. Past chairman of the Securities Section of the CBABC. Previously seconded to the BC Securities Commission in the corporate finance and policy and legislation areas. Called to the BC Bar in 1986. Included in the 2019 edition (and since 2009) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, M&A, securities law and venture capital law). Martindale-Hubbell BV distinguished.

Year Called to the Bar:1986 (BC)
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