Chris` practice focuses on business and corporate law, residential real estate, and debt recovery. Chris litigates contractual disputes, prepares contracts and agreements for partners, shareholders, and employers, organizes and restructures corporations and other business models, and transacts the purchase and sale of assets. Chris is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and Dalhousie University Law School. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1996.
Chris has extensive experience with corporate governance. He is a graduate of the Rotman School of Business, Director Education Program and is certified with the Institute of Corporate Directors. Chris was a Director of Tarion Warranty Corporation (the Ontario New Home Warranty Program)for 10 years, he served as Vice-Chair for 6 years and was elected Chairman of the Board for his last year. Chris is the President and Chair of the Music and Beyond, a not for profit classical music festival in Ottawa, was the Corporate Chair of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk for two years, and was a Director on the Ottawa Humane Society Board of Directors.
Chris served as a Chair of the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal for eight years, was active with the OCRT Panel Member Task Force on Disability and Private Insurance, and presented before the House of Commons Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Chris is always active within his community, while at the University of Ottawa, Chris was Vice-President, Academic of the Student Federation and also a Director of the Ontario Federation of Students. At Dalhousie University, Chris was the Chairman of the Law Students Society for two years and, in his last year, was Editor of the Weldon Times, the law school newspaper. Chris served as past Treasurer of the Thomas Moore Lawyers’ Guild, and as President of a condominium corporation in Ottawa. Chris has been a guest lecturer at the University of Ottawa, School of Management, the Algonquin College Business School, and at the County of Carleton Real Estate annual general meeting.
When Chris is not practicing law, he enjoys travelling with his family. He is has coached local youth basketball teams.