Partner specializing in Corporate, Commercial and Tax law, with an emphasis on Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Reorganizations, Investment Funds, Business Trusts, Retail and Communications & Media Practices. Frequently consulted by leading Canadian companies, both public and private, on domestic and international transactions, and by global enterprises with Canadian operations and investments. Past President and Chief Executive Officer, Claridge Inc. (1998–2002), a management and holding company acting on behalf of the Charles R. Bronfman Family. Has lectured on taxation at McGill University and on various issues at the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association and at numerous seminars. Recognized as a leading lawyer in private funds by The Best Lawyers in Canada. Governor, Québec Bar Foundation. Past Governor, Canadian Tax Foundation and a former contributing editor, World Tax Report published by the Financial Times of London. Director and Chairman of the Board, HSBC Bank Canada, HSBC North America Holdings Inc. and HSBC Finance Corporation, Director, Reitmans (Canada) Limited, Member, Board of Governors, McGill University. BCL and LLB, McGill University.