I am passionate about owner-managed enterprise. For me, it is the heart and soul of our economy and civil society.

Since graduating from the University of Toronto Law School (JD) in 1980 have counselled hundreds of business owners and partnerships, and guided the purchase, sale and financing of hundreds of businesses, commercial properties, and hotels.

I offer transaction and relationship guidance as a confidential, experienced, and objective neutral who has devoted his career to Canadian business owners as a transactions lawyer, business advisor, board member and intermediary.

My clients are business owners, including their senior management teams or professional advisors.

Putting it Together

They might be putting a deal or relationship together and need help structuring it.

Holding it Together

They could already be in a relationship, in a deal, or under contract and need some assistance in saving it or determining if it can be saved or at all.

Taking it Apart

Perhaps they are in a relationship, under contract or involved in a commercial dispute and need some assistance to bring it to an end as efficiently and commercially reasonably as possible.

Passing it On

They might also be business owners looking to put together an advisory board or succession plan.

Keeping it Going

They might need an ongoing relationship with a legal and business counsellor to support them or their management team, family counsel, advisory board, or investment committee.

I work in all industries and with all sorts of commercial relationships and transactions, drawing on four decades experience as a corporate and commercial, commercial real estate and hospitality lawyer and having handled thousands of contracts and hundreds of relationships, transactions, commercial disputes, special projects, and succession plans.

Contact Me

Please contact me for a no-commitment initial consultation.