I’m the principal of this law firm, also known as “gbtlaw”. Born in Winnipeg, I studied at Queen’s University at Kingston (economics), University of Edinburgh (economics) and Osgoode Hall, Toronto (law). gbtlaw has grown nicely since inception on January 1, 2000, notwithstanding a couple of recessions in that period.
I offer decades of business law experience, especially selling or buying a small business ($500,000 to $5,000,000). Resolving owner/partner disputes without going to Court is also a prime focus of my practice. Rare outside Bay Street, I do securities law and not for profit governance advisory on referrals from other local firms.
My approach is client and deal centric: addressing your concerns and getting the deal done. I’m not a cheerleader, I’m an independent, candid advisor who will give it to you straight.
gbtlaw is not a one-man band: one Associate, Mark Hazlett, is onsite. Mark has great transaction, employment and contract law experience. A virtual (not onsite full-time) Associate, Carol, excels at shareholder agreements and remedial corporate minute book work. Steve, is a virtual clerk for us, and he handles complex reorganizations and deal searches. With this team, I am able to delegate work efficiently while still ensuring cost effective, responsive and accessible services to the client.
If you appreciate the long term advantage in having a good working relationship with a business lawyer, or the benefits of hiring a focused, qualified team to do a deal instead of a dabbler, then consider gbtlaw: please give us a call.