Thomas A. Houston - Dentons Canada LLP

Thomas A. Houston

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 613-783-9611

Tom provides strategic advice on corporate finance, venture capital, securities, M&A and corporate governance matters to clients across various industry sectors, with an emphasis on the technology and not-for-profit sectors.

Tom has particular expertise in technology start-ups and has assisted many companies from formation through successful exits. Many transactions have involved cross-border elements, both on investments and acquisitions. Tom initiated and oversees Dentons’ involvement in C100, a preeminent organization formed to facilitate mentorship of Canadian technology start-ups by successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, including sponsorships of a number of GROW and Accelerate events.

In recent years, Tom has also become more actively involved in providing corporate governance advice to industry associations and others in the not-for-profit sector.

Queen's UniversityBSc 1975Queen's UniversityLL.B 1978
Canadian Venture Capital AssociationOttawa Center for Research and InnovationCanadian Advanced Technology AllianceBoard of Directors of the Ottawa Art GalleryQueen's University - Dean's Council of the Faculty of Law

Office Location

99 Bank Street
Suite 1420
Ottawa, ON K1P 1H4

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions Law of the Ottawa Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Ottawa Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law of the Ottawa Metro Area
Thomas A. Houston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Thomas A. Houston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Thomas A. Houston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Private Funds Law
Technology Law

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