Geoff has joined Dickinson Wright's Toronto office as partner, bringing over 25 years of exceptional corporate and securities law experience. His practice has focused primarily on advising public companies, as both internal and external legal counsel, on all forms of financing and an extensive range of corporate transactions, as well as the disclosure and corporate governance requirements involved in being a public company.
He works with clients on equity and debt financings (by private placement or prospectus), corporate governance, continuous disclosure filings, compliance matters relating to securities and corporate law, stock exchange listings including reverse takeovers, dealings with stock exchanges and securities commissions, corporate reorganizations including arrangements and restructurings, take-over bids, and independent committees.
Prior to joining the firm, Geoff served for eight years as General Counsel to a publicly-traded gold mining company with stock exchange listings in both Toronto and New York. In this role, Geoff gained extensive experience in compliance, corporate governance and internal management matters, and he worked closely as Corporate Secretary and advisor to the board and management.
Queen’s UniversityB.Comm, 1989
University of OttawaLL.B, 1992
- Co-Author, “Amendments to Canadian Securities Exchange Policies,” Dickinson Wright Client Alert, Jul 2023
- Co-Author, "TSX Amends Rules for Pricing of Public Offerings," Dickinson Wright All Things Canada Blog, May 2023