John’s practice at McMillan LLP is focused on M&A transactions, complex commercial matters and reorganizations, and competition law matters. He has extensive experience advising a diverse range of private equity firms, global companies, entrepreneurs and other clients on domestic and cross-border deals across many industries. Recognized internationally for his M&A and competition law expertise and experience, Who’s Who Legal identifies John as one of the top M&A lawyers in Canada and states that John is “top notch by all accounts”, “very client focused” and “always delivers”. John is a long-time member of the ABA M&A Committee. He was the inaugural Chair of a working group of Canadian M&A deal lawyers that studies and develops reports for the ABA’s M&A Committee on trends in deal terms used in Canadian private company acquisitions, and was Chair of that working group for seven years. Currently, he is Co-Chair of a Task Force that is updating the ABA’s model asset purchase agreement. In each of the past 4 years John has been named to the prestigious global list of OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives as presented by the Financial Times/Yahoo Finance, in recognition of his business achievements and impact on LGBT inclusion within McMillan and externally. Previously he received a Lexpert Zenith Award and an Out On Bay Street “Leaders To Be Proud Of” Award.