Brian is a senior corporate commercial and securities lawyer with over 30 years of experience providing advice to businesses across a variety of sectors including Mining, Construction, Energy, Food Services, Outsourcing, Technology, and Manufacturing.
At Caravel Law, Brian works with his clients on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructuring, debt and equity financings, outsourcing, governance, and a wide variety of commercial agreements.
Brian has worked on large construction projects in downtown Toronto and Kitchener and the takeover of a TSXV listed mining company. He spearheaded the reorganization of a commercial property tax consulting firm, while helping the client anticipate, understand and manage their legal risks. Brian has provided strategic and legal advice to the controlling shareholder of a TSX listed food services franchise business.
Brian has worked with senior management on transactions including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations.
Brian has drafted a broad spectrum of agreements, including shareholders’ agreements, M&A purchase and sale agreements, loan and security agreements, subscription agreements, mining option agreements, supply and licensing agreements, employment and consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, voting trust agreements, option plans and agreements, requests for proposals, joint venture agreements, and outsourcing contracts.
FORMER FIRMS & IN-HOUSE ROLES
Minden Gross LLP, Partner
Norton Rose Fullbright Canada LLP, Partner
Miller Thomson LLP, Partner
Queen’s University, LL.B. (1981)
University of Western Ontario, B.Ed. (1975)
University of Western Ontario, B.A. (1974)