Dean is a partner practicing in negotiated transactions with expertise in mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions, corporate reorganizations, debt and equity financings and employee share ownership and equity-based compensation plans.
Dean practices corporate & commercial law with a focus on Canadian and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity financings and employee share ownership and equity compensation plans.
Dean advises clients on business formations and wind-ups, establishing and expanding business operations across Canada, partnership and joint venture arrangements, shareholder matters, corporate governance and on-going commercial transactions.
Dean has a particular focus in the mid-market space representing purchasers complete strategic acquisitions as well as representing vendors on the sale side. He also regularly advises owner-managers on monetizing their holdings through divestitures, reorganizations, family transfers and employee share offerings. Dean’s corporate finance work involves advising borrowers and private lenders in secured transactions and advising clients on private placement capital raises. Dean is also relied upon by his clients for implementing employee share ownership plans for employers and providing independent legal advice to employee participants.
Dean has particular expertise representing clients in the professional services, insurance services & distribution, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, private equity and real estate & development sectors.
As a senior corporate lawyer with the firm, Dean is regularly a mentor to students and young lawyers and also oversees the firm’s corporate services department.
- LL.B. University of Ottawa, Common Law Section
- B. Comm. University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management
- Uppsala University (Sweden), International Exchange (B.Comm.)
- Admitted to the Ontario Bar (Law Society of Ontario), 2004
- Canadian Bar Association