Roberto is an associate in the firm's business law group. He is interested in developing a corporate commercial practice focusing on mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Roberto is also interested in assisting companies navigate complex regulatory issues, particularly in the privacy and cannabis spaces. Roberto is recognized in the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada: Ones to Watch in the area of corporate law.
Roberto is a graduate of Western University's Ivey Business School and Western Law. In his spare time, Roberto enjoys playing soccer, cycling, travelling and trying new restaurants.
OCTOBER 05 2020
The Results are in: Health Canada's Consultation on the Potential Market for Cannabis Health Products
On September 25, 2020, Health Canada published the results from its consultation "Potential Market for Cannabis Health Products (CHPs) that would not Require Practitioner Oversight", which took place from June 19 to September 3, 2019. The consultation sought feedback from the Canadian public and industry on a new category of cannabis products, referred to as cannabis health products ("CHPs").
OCTOBER 21 2019
Simple Agreement for Future Equity - Are They Really that Safe?
If you're involved in the start-up space, you've likely heard the term "safe". A Simple Agreement for Future Equity, more commonly referred to as a SAFE, was introduced by Y Combinator in 2013 as a cost-effective, simple and quick method for start-ups to raise capital...
MAY 29 2019
Daniel LaPlante v. The Queen: Family Trusts and Corporate Transactions Gone Awry
Many trustees do not follow the legalities surrounding family trusts in corporate transactions. On a share sale transaction, the trustees (often one or both of the patriarch or matriarch of the business) purport to allocate sale proceeds received by the family trust to its beneficiaries (often children, grandchildren or other close relatives)...
DECEMBER 11 2018
Dividend Allocations to a Corporate Beneficiary Subject to Part IV Tax in a Share Sale Transaction
- Called to the Ontario Bar, 2019
- Western Law, JD, 2018
- Ivey Business School at Western University, Honours Business Administration, 2018
- Ontario Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association