The firm's Hamilton founding partner, Gary Graham is a business law lawyer with business management experience. He has been actively involved advising clients in the manufacturing, energy and broader public sectors for over 25 years.
For five years in the 1990s, Gary served as president of Westinghouse Canada Inc. He is experienced in the resolution of commercial disputes. He has been involved in takeover bids, lock-up agreements, major international share and asset transfers and a broad range of customer, supplier, employee, inventor and other contracts over a wide variety of businesses, including the defence, energy and broader public sectors of the economy.
His experience includes serving as a board member of two different local distribution companies, advising multinationals interested in participating in Canada's nuclear energy program, completing a multi-site power generation project financing transaction, advising on community energy projects, waste-to-energy projects, the purchase and sale of electrical and electronic businesses, procurement disputes involving energy-related goods and services, construction contracting and a wide variety of commercial agreements and contentious matters. He has experience in international business that includes the administration of global compliance programs and the enforcement of policies that mitigate the risk of failure to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials legislation.
Gary is a former Sir James Dunn scholar who has taught negotiating skills for the Law Society's Bar Admission Course, and lectured to continuing legal education audiences on topics such as "Getting Started: Drafting a Shareholder's Agreement", and "Implementing the Business Succession Plan".