Lexpert US Guides

Corporate 2016

The Lexpert Guides to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate and Litigation Lawyers in Canada profiles leading business lawyers and features articles for attorneys and in-house counsel in the US about business law issues in Canada.

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102 | LEXPERT • June 2016 | www.lexpert.ca/usguide-corporate Mitchell, R. Ian, WeirFoulds LLP Toronto - (416) 947-5088 - imitchell@weirfoulds.com Ian Mitchell is a partner and Chair of the Corporate Law Practice Group at the firm, as well as a key member of the corporate finance and securities teams. His experience includes advising clients in relation to: public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, take-over and issuer bids, proxy battles, shareholder disputes, mer- gers, acquisitions, restructurings, including, by way of plan of arrangement, stock exchange listings, and other securities regulatory matters. Mitchell deals extensively with clients in the extractive industries both at home and abroad and advises companies at all stages of development. Mitchell regularly acts for issuers, underwriters and targets and also advises on governance issues as special counsel involving shareholder activism, related-party transactions and management succession. Mitchell was named one of Lexpert®'s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in 2015. Kanani, Karima, Miller Thomson LLP Toronto - (416) 595-7908 - kkanani@millerthomson.com Practices in the corporate/commercial area in the Health Industry Group. She advises public- and private-sec- tor healthcare organizations of all sizes on corporate governance, integration, corporate structuring and re- organizations, mergers and program transfers, infrastructure development, procurement of goods and services, government relations, joint ventures and other general commercial matters. She has been actively involved in primary healthcare renewal initiatives in Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland. Kanani acts as a trusted advisor to her clients, providing them with strategic advice and thought leadership on industry opportunities. She is an author and has published nationally and internationally on the intersection of law and provision of social services. Most recently, she co-authored a book entitled Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada, which has been adopted by several Canadian post-secondary institutions. Ross, Brad, Goodmans LLP Toronto - (416) 849-6010 - bross@goodmans.ca Partner. Head of one of the firm's Business Law groups. Has a broad transactional-based practice involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private-equity transactions. Also assists companies with their corporate governance and continuous disclo- sure obligations. Clients represented include OMERS Private Markets and its portfolio companies, Milestone Apartments REIT, NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., Park Lawn Cor- poration, Ceridian Corporation and GTCR. Named one of Lexpert®'s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in 2015 and designated as a Rising Star (in the areas of Corporate and M&A) by IFLR1000. Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, teaching Case Studies in Business Enterprises. Hennessey, Karen E., Gowling WLG Ottawa - (613) 783–8804 - karen.hennessey@gowlingwlg.com Karen Hennessey is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office and is the leader of the firm's Corporate Com- mercial Group. She regularly provides advice to clients with respect to structuring, organizing and reorganizing their business and in planning and implementing the client's growth (or exit) strategies through M&A trans- actions. A large part of Hennessey's practice is "subsidiary management"; providing and coordinating legal ad- vice to the Canadian subsidiary of foreign entities. Hennessey's clients appreciate her practical approach to legal service delivery and rely on her to be a trusted advisor to handle their day-to-day legal needs, and to also act as a "legal quarterback," managing and coordinating the work of specialists when needed. Her practice covers a wide range of industries and companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multi-national corporations. In recognition of her steadfast dedication to clients, in-depth legal expertise and longstanding involvement with local charity groups, Hennessey was named one of Lexpert®'s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in 2015. CORPORATE LAWYERS TO WATCH

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