Gary has extensive experience working as a lawyer and advisor in various industries. He practices in a number of areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, capital markets and securities, corporate finance, energy and technology. He regularly advises Canadian and international companies, underwriters, investors and professional advisors on a range of transactions, including IPO’s, private placements, RTO’s, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, compensation programs, private equity, venture capital, partnerships, joint ventures and reorganization transactions. He has managed many legal teams on significant, complex transactions.
Gary also represents a number of Indigenous Communities, and their institutions across Canada on business transactions, the formation of economic development groups and other matters focused principally on governance and wealth creation. Gary often works as co-counsel to leading national law firms specializing in Aboriginal law who focus on land claims negotiations, aboriginal and treaty rights advocacy, and consultations with government and industry. Gary provides advice on major commercial and industrial developments and impact benefit agreements throughout Canada, including in respect of infrastructure, energy transmission, renewable energy generation, logistics and transportation projects.
Gary has been a member of the Board of Directors of a number of publicly traded and private corporations in various industries. Currently, he is a director of a publicly-traded wireless technology company, a private utility company providing clean cogeneration (combined heat and power) solutions, and a private project management and service delivery platform company providing wealth generation systems for First Nations and their service providers. He has sat on various committees of these Boards, including the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Corporate Governance Committee (Chair) and Compensation and Human Resources Committee. As a result of his legal training and past involvement in various private businesses as an investor, owner and operator, he is actively sought out as a sounding board by his clients on both legal and business matters.