Attorney at Law
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and VP Corporate Services
Aug 2020 - Present
Responsible for Corporate Governance and compliance with other securities law and corporate law principles. Responsible for employment practices and intellectual property law strategy. Lead manager for all corporate transactions. Responsible for contract administration, regulatory compliance, employment law and policy, licensing and marketing law. To date completed $1 billion in transactions.
InBusiness Solutions Inc., Ottawa, Ontario
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of publicly traded company and subsidiaries
Jul 2000 - Jun 2015
Took Company public on TSX Venture(IPO). Responsible as Corporate Secretary for all Company boards; to facilitate all transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, partnerships, joint ventures, financings etc.; to minimize the Company’s legal risk in all matters; to implement best practices for proposal and contract negotiation, formation, and enforcement and for all Policies and Practices -
McMillan LLP, Ottawa Ontario
Managing Partner, Ottawa Office
May 2006 - Aug 2014
Corporate Governance, Transactions, Corporate Finance and M&A, “General Counsel” work for public companies or growing companies with international business, Business Regulation, Licensing, International Trade. Member national Board of Partners, Chair Ottawa Business Law Group, Chair of Audit Committee, Co-Chair of GR and Public Policy practice and Co-Chair of Aerospace and Defense practice.
ExelTech Aerospace Inc., Dorval, Quebec
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of publicly traded company
Aug 2005 - Aug 2007
Took Company public pursuant to RTO. Member of the 5 person Executive Committee. Member of the 10 member Senior Management Committee. Chair of Strategic Opportunities Committee and responsible for management of all corporate transactions and material contracts. Responsible for Corporate Communications and Corporate Best Practices. Management counsel to CEO. Completed $150M in transactions.
McCarthy Tétrault, Ottawa, Ontario
Jul 1998 - Jun 2000
Special interests in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, Member of National High Tech Law Group, National Intellectual Property Practice Group, Member Securities Law Practice Group. (Left to become General Counsel of public company dot.com business.)
CML Technologies, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA and Dallas, Texas
Assistant Vice President, Sales and Product Marketing for sizable high tech telecom product and services company
Jun 1990 - Apr 1996
Responsibilities including management of all major American contracts for medium sized telecommunications firm. Responsible for market driven product development and all corporate relations within strategic markets. Chief negotiator for company strategic alliances, licensing and distribution contracts. Responsible for Strategic Planning, Design/Implementation of Marketing and Product Development.
Positron Industries, Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Market Development Manager
Sep 1988 - Jun 1990
Responsible for development and implementation of Marketing and Business Plans for fast growing telecom company.