I practice primarily in the area of Corporate and Commercial Law. I have a varied practice which has included Securitization, particularly CMBS, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, restructuring, financing and advising public and private companies and their boards on corporate governance issues. When the economy slows down, I move into restructuring mode and have been involved in numerous large and high profile CCAA and restructurings. I have also been involved in billions of dollars of CMBS transactions, both public and private, and have acted for numerous clients in such transactions, including originators and sellers of CMBS, B buyers, master servicers and special servicers. I have worked extensively in negotiating and finalizing contracts for numerous private hydro-electric power plants.
My view in how to properly service a client is to provide quality professional service and expertise in a businesslike manner with a view to always creating value for the client. I do this by focusing on what the client actually wants and creating a solution or negotiating an agreement that keeps that in mind. I get the job done without extraneous delay or extra costs on trivial matters concentrating on getting the transaction finished and the clients needs, all resulting in better value for the client.
I am a member of the firm's Business Development Committee and am one of two partners who represent the firm at the International Lawyers Network. The ILN is an association of 91 independent law firms with over 5,000 lawyers in 66 countries.
Portfolio of mortgages in excess of $75 million
Real estate restructuring of mortgage trust in excess of $75 million
Purchase and Financing
Purchase of businesses and financing involving multiple jurisdictions in excess of $10 million
Shareholder disputes and buyouts involving several million dollars
Purchase of portfolio of mortgages in excess of $100 million
CMBS financings in the billions of dollars, both public and private, acting for sellers, b-buyers and servicers
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- University of Windsor Law School - LLB - 1983
- Detroit College of Law - 1980
- York University - B.A. - 1979
- Served on the Board of Directors and Executive of Shaarei Beth-El Synagogue in Oakville, Ontario for 15 years, including 3 years as President