Emily is an associate in the Firm’s North American Transactional Practice Group and is based in the Toronto office.
Prior to joining the Firm, Emily was legal counsel at an acquisitive global software holding company and wholly owned subsidiary of an S&P/TSX-60 constituent, providing pragmatic legal advice to over 25 businesses. She routinely advised on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and integration, venture capital investments, corporate governance, and commercial technology matters; and she regularly engaged in negotiation and drafting of contracts for stock/asset purchases, software licensing, cloud services, and data transfers.
Emily maintains a general corporate law practice and advises domestic and multinational companies in strategic transactions, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities. She also provides advice on corporate governance and multijurisdictional restructurings.
Emily has a particular interest in the Information Technology sector, especially the Software & Services industry group.
Representative Legal Matters
Prior to joining the Firm, some of Emily’s transactional and advisory work included acting for:
AssetWorks in its acquisition of the assets of a provider of award-winning solutions to schools of special education.
Bibliocommons in connection with multi-year SaaS agreements with public library systems in multiple US states and counties.
Four Js Development Tools in connection with its development of end-user license agreements, software licensing agreements, and service agreements.
Topaz Technologies in renegotiating licensing and service terms with various higher-education institutions and biopharmaceutical companies.
Trapeze Group in its acquisition of the traffic support software division of WSP.
Volaris Group in its acquisition of a provider of public administration software in Brazil.
Volaris Group in its acquisition of a provider of software for rental-housing management in UK and Australia.
Volaris Group in its acquisition of a provider of a SCADA system managing half of Sweden’s drinking water production.
Volaris Group in its acquisition of a provider of a learning-analytics suite schools in Australia.
Volaris Group in its acquisition of a global provider of solutions for enterprise agency management.
Volaris Group in its acquisition of a provider of self-service and library-efficiency technology solutions for public libraries across the US.
Volaris Group in its acquisition of a global provider of mission-critical low-code software development platform for independent software vendors and enterprises.
- Ontario~Canada (2021)
- York University
- University of Leicester
- University of Toronto