Partner and national leader of BLG's Public Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions (particularly in the areas of private equity and cross-border transactions, such as Health Care REIT’s acquisitions of a 75 per cent interest in a portfolio of retirement homes from Revera and of HealthLease Properties REIT, JLL Partners’ acquisition of the minority interest in Patheon and related combination with DSM NV, and GT Canada Medical Properties acquisition by Northwest Value Partners); corporate finance (including debt and equity, acting for both issuers and underwriters, such as IPOs and financings by Loblaws, George Weston, Northland Power, Centerra Gold, Cameco and Chartwell Retirement Residences REIT); corporate governance, including acting for special committees and securities, and corporate law in general. Former member, Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission. Has served as a director of public and private business corporations, as well as community and charitable organizations. Author and speaker at various conferences and programs. Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 out of 5 AV peer review rating. LLB from University of Toronto. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.