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Partner - Business Law

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Phone: 5196607876
Fax: 519.660.7883

Fred is about understanding business first, and then applying his ample skill as a lawyer to hone in on issues that matter while providing strategic and creative solutions that make a difference. Fred's B-Comm. from Memorial University speeds the process as he helps owner-operator clients that span segments from manufacturing to software development, service businesses and insurance.

Education

Osgoode Hall

Called to the Bar in Ontario, 1995

About

Fred is partner at Siskinds and long standing member of the firm's board of directors. He practices business law exclusively with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, business succession, and contractual matters including shareholder agreements and software license and development agreements.

Fred obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1990. It is his understanding of business that allows Fred to quickly hone in on the business issues that matter and provide his clients with strategic and creative solutions.

The majority of Fred's clients are owner managed businesses and include a number of manufacturers, software developers and distributors, service companies and insurance brokers.

Notable Work and Decisions

  • Acted for a group of insurance brokers on a $500 million sale of shares to a public company
  • Acted for a software developer on the negotiation of a $19 million software license and support agreement with a large US based financial institution
  • Acted for the vendors on a $30 million sale of an oil and gas services company to a US private equity firm
  • Acted for management on a $20 million management buyout and reorganization of a manufacturer
  • Acted for the vendors on a $90 million sale of an agricultural equipment manufacturer to private equity
  • Acted for a local company in a $75 million reorganization to implement creditor proofing and tax efficiency strategies

Community Involvement

United Way of London's Professions Division, Past Co-chair

Fred is partner at Siskinds and long standing member of the firm's board of directors. He practices business law exclusively with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, business succession, and contractual matters including shareholder agreements and software license and development agreements.

Fred obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1990. It is his understanding of business that allows Fred to quickly hone in on the business issues that matter and provide his clients with strategic and creative solutions.

The majority of Fred's clients are owner managed businesses and include a number of manufacturers, software developers and distributors, service companies and insurance brokers.

  • Acted for a group of insurance brokers on a $500 million sale of shares to a public company
  • Acted for a software developer on the negotiation of a $19 million software license and support agreement with a large US based financial institution
  • Acted for the vendors on a $30 million sale of an oil and gas services company to a US private equity firm
  • Acted for management on a $20 million management buyout and reorganization of a manufacturer
  • Acted for the vendors on a $90 million sale of an agricultural equipment manufacturer to private equity
  • Acted for a local company in a $75 million reorganization to implement creditor proofing and tax efficiency strategies

United Way of London's Professions Division, Past Co-chair

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