With an MBA and years of business experience, Jesse is a trusted advisor in both the legal and corporate context. He is skilled at identifying blind spots and structuring business relationships to ensure continued growth of his clients’ enterprises. Jesse prides himself on being an integrated part of the team and a valuable voice in internal discussions.
Jesse is engaged in a corporate and commercial practice with a technology focus. A member of the Venture Finance Group, he acts for strategic and financial buyers and family offices on M&A transactions. He also advises clients on business formations, complex transactions, debt financing and regulatory matters. In addition, Jesse has experience advising clients in technology outsourcing arrangements, launching new products and negotiating commercial agreements. In his debt financing practice, Jesse represents banks and institutional lenders providing acquisition, cash-flow and asset-based financings, primarily in the technology sector.
Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Association for Corporate Growth
Canadian Technology Law Association
Toronto Computer Lawyers Group
Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations
Represented a Canadian private equity firm in a series of transactions to acquire justice, transportation, public housing and national defense P3 projects from various vendors and the subsequent sale of part of its portfolio to a global asset management company.
Advised the shareholders of Suncoast Seafood Inc. and Raymond O’Neill & Son Fisheries Ltd. in connection with the disposition of their shares to ACON Equity Management, L.L.C., a U.S. private equity firm situated in Washington D.C., for $110 million.
Represented a US bank in commercial lending transactions within the Canadian technology sector.
Represented a UK-based leading global cloud solution provider, in the acquisitions of multiple Canadian cloud providers.
Represented a Canadian health benefits technology company in its acquisition by a multinational health benefits company.
Represented an investor in production financing of multiple motion pictures.
Represented a US private equity firm in the acquisition of a leading Canadian developer and manufacturer of LED lighting products.
Represented a Canadian licensed cannabis producer in its acquisition by an Australian public company.
Represented a solar power aggregator in the acquisition of a portfolio of projects using debt financing.
Represented an out-of-home advertising company in its sale to a public media company.
JD, University of Toronto, 2012
MBA, University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, 2012