Greg is both a lawyer and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who specializes in business law, mergers and acquisitions and taxation. Greg’s combined legal, taxation and accounting background enables him to advise clients on both the commercial and taxation aspects of transactions. Clients and their financial advisers particularly value his unique ability to converse with them at a high level on financial and accounting matters.
A significant part of Greg’s practice is focused on the formation of private equity funds and M&A transactions involving private equity funds. He acts for a number of private equity clients including Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. (formerly, HSBC Capital (Canada) Inc.), Parallel49 Equity (formerly Tricor Pacific Capital Inc.), Lighthouse Equity Partners, Highland West Capital, Stern Partners, CAI Capital Management, Beedie Capital Partners, Yellow Point Equity Partners, Angelo Gordon & Co., Wellspring Capital Management, Maxam Capital Corp. and Tallinn Capital Corp. (formerly North Point Capital).
Greg qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) in 1988 while working with Ernst & Young in Toronto. He joined Lawson Lundell in 1992 and worked in both the Business Law and Tax Groups of the firm until 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, Greg worked in Dublin, Ireland with William Fry, Solicitors, one of Ireland’s top corporate-commercial law firms, where he practiced both corporate-commercial and taxation law in the Technology and Taxation Groups of the firm. His practice in Ireland focused primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and inbound and outbound investment. Greg re-joined Lawson Lundell in 2005 upon his return to Canada.
Greg was formerly the head of the Business Services Group at Lawson Lundell which encompasses all non-litigation areas of practice in the firm.