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Elisabeth Preston

Elisabeth Preston

Attorney at Law

Ottawa
Licensed in
Ontario Bar
McGill University Faculty of Law
About
In the Autumn of 2014, Elisabeth launched her own legal services firm building upon her successes at one of Canada's leading national law firms and her 27 years of in-house counsel and executive management experience. In addition to her traditional business and regulatory law practice, she operates a client-centric "virtual in-house counsel" and transactional/compliance management business. It is geared toward maximum efficiency and best-in-class, business savvy results for growth-oriented companies and companies doing business internationally.
17
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Work History

Allen-Vangaurd Corporation

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.

Aug 2020 - Present

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 -

Jul 2000 - Jun 2015

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.

May 2006 - Aug 2014

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.

Aug 2005 - Aug 2007

McCarthy Tétrault, Ottawa, Ontario

Associate

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.)

Jul 1998 - Jun 2000

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.

Jun 1990 - Apr 1996

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.

Sep 1988 - Jun 1990

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