Charlie is a partner practising in the corporate/commercial and securities law groups of the firm’s Toronto office, with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and registration and compliance matters. Charlie regularly acts as counsel to issuers and underwriters on a wide variety of transactional and non-transactional matters, including public offerings and private placements, acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies and compliance with securities legislation and other regulatory requirements. Charlie regularly advises issuers, boards of directors, special committees and other transaction participants on matters such as the structuring of a wide range of corporate finance and M&A transactions, the negotiation of key transaction documentation, directors' fiduciary duties, and other general governance and compliance matters, and has experience with proxy contests and contested shareholder meetings.
Charlie acts for dealers and advisors on registration and compliance matters and for investment funds in which he has represented both public and private investment funds and investment fund managers. He has also represented established franchisors and licensors in connection with financings, corporate reorganizations and licensing of intellectual property.
Charlie participates in a number of practice initiatives at the firm, including the firm's professional standards committee, student and lawyer recruitment, continuing legal education and matters relating to the firm’s corporate/commercial and securities law group.
Charlie was appointed to the Ontario Securities Commission's Small and Medium Enterprises Committee in July 2014 and is also since 2013 a regular guest lecturer at the U of T Rotman School of Business MBA class on Mergers and Acquisitions, Select Legal issues for Canadian Private and Public Acquisitions.