Al is a partner who practices in the areas of corporate and securities laws with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, as well as advising in respect of securities regulatory compliance matters. Al acts as counsel to both issuers and investment dealers.
Al regularly advises public and private issuers, dissident shareholders, directors and officers, chairpersons of contested meetings, and special committees of an issuer’s board of directors on the legal and strategic aspects of the special transactions, shareholder disputes and proxy solicitation process.
Al is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he has taught Commercial Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on a variety of topics within his practice areas. He has completed the Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law program at Osgoode Hall Law School (2013). Al articled in the legal department at Ontario Power Generation, later joining the corporate finance department. Al joined the firm in 2003. Al's article on crowdfunding in the mining industry appeared in the Canadian Mining Magazine.
Al is recognized in the The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 for his work in Mining Law.
While a student at Western Law, Al was awarded a number of academic awards, including the Dean Ivan C. Rand Honour Society Award, the Mary Warner Prize in Human Rights Law and the Criminal Lawyers' Association Prize in Criminal Law. Prior to entering law school, Al worked for a number of years in the Ontario electrical industry.