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; and family offices with respect to Canadian law matters.
Geoff frequently acts as special counsel to boards of directors and special committees in mergers and acquisitions, as well as governance and internal investigation matters. He 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, financial services, gaming, technology and manufacturing.
He is one of the partners responsible for the Firm's U.S. initiative. Geoff has been a member of the Firm's Executive Committee since 2006 and previously was a member of the Partnership Committee. He relocated to the U.S. in 2004 and, prior to that time, worked in the Vancouver and Toronto offices.