Patrick Whitehill
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3381

Patrick practises in the area of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on private-company mergers and acquisitions, advising both purchasers and vendors in share and asset transactions. He also assists clients with a broad range of business law matters, including corporate reorganizations, commercial transactions, drafting commercial agreements, and equity and venture capital financings.

Patrick has advised clients in a wide variety of industries, including information technology, financial services, health care and construction.

Prior to joining Blakes, Patrick practised in the corporate and commercial group at a mid-sized firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Before attending law school, he worked in a number of positions in the private sector and with the federal government.


Recent representative matters include acting for:

  • Dominion Lending Centres Inc. on their acquisition of the shares of Marlborough Stirling Canada Limited

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners on their acquisition of the assets of Canstar Restorations

  • Norwest Venture Partners on their acquisition of the equity interests in Medgate Inc.

  • The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on their merger with Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support

  • Dominion Lending Centres Inc. on their acquisition of the assets of Mortgage Architects Inc.

  • A large provider of technology and operations outsourcing with the reorganization of their Canadian operations in contemplation of a sale of part of its North American business

  • A purchaser on the acquisition of limited partnership units in an online marketing and insurance business from a public hedge fund

  • A purchaser on its acquisition of the shares of a seed and fertilizer company

  • A First Nation joint venture on a large infrastructure project with a public utility