Geoff practises in the area of corporate law with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He advises Canadian, U.S. and international public and private companies, investment dealers, private equity, venture capital and alternative investment funds with respect to Canadian law matters. He frequently acts as lead special counsel to boards of directors and special committees in mergers and acquisitions matters and has been special counsel to the target company and acquirer in a number of high-profile Canadian hostile take-over bids. He has also led some of the largest public offerings ever completed in Canada at the time.
Geoff has experience advising clients in a number of industries, including mining, energy, life sciences, technology and manufacturing.
Geoff is one of the partners responsible for the Firm's U.S. initiative. He has been a member of the Firm's Executive Committee since 2006 and previously was a member of the Partnership Committee. He opened the Firm's Chicago office in 2004 and, prior to that time, worked in the Vancouver and Toronto offices.