John practises corporate law, with an emphasis on securities. In particular, he advises Canadian and foreign fund managers, investment advisors and distributors on legal issues related to:
- the administration of mutual funds, closed-end funds, exempt-pooled funds, hedge funds and other pooled vehicles
- the offering and the distribution of such products to retail and exempt purchasers
- exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end investment funds listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
John is also a recognized authority on compliance, fund governance, sales practices and advertising.
John is the national leader of BLG’s Investment Management Group. He also served on the firm’s highest governing body, the Partnership Board, for the maximum term of six years, and served on the Toronto Management Committee and other key committees for many years.