Trevor’s approach to legal advice is to try to anticipate issues before they become problems, and, upon finding problems, to contain, solve and mitigate their effects. Having previously served as general counsel at a financial services company, he knows what it is like on the client’s side, which allows him to understand and appreciate his clients’ concerns. Trevor’s ability to plan ahead and advise on real world issues enables him to continuously evolve to overcome new challenges.
As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to roll through all sectors of the global economy, Trevor has advised numerous clients - in industries ranging from construction/infrastructure to order fulfillment warehouses - on their emergent challenges and issues arising from COVID-19, including:
- Reduced workforces, unavailable labour and labour-relations friction due to illness, self-isolation and social-distancing measures;
- Delays due to labour shortages;
- Delays due to late or no deliveries from material suppliers;
- Delays due to delayed inspections, and difficulties obtaining permits and other approvals, certifications and payments; and
- Uncertainty surrounding requests and approvals for extras and change orders.
Trevor’s COVID-19 mandates have thus far included contract drafting, interpretation and re-negotiation to address COVID-19 effects.
Trevor is a member of the firm's Energy, National Infrastructure, Mining, and Corporate/Commercial Groups. He practises predominantly in the area of corporate and commercial law for energy sector clients, including share and asset purchase agreements, commercial contracts, asset management arrangements and real property development joint ventures. He represents energy industry clients on microgrids, conservation and demand management, as well as the financing, development, acquisition, sale, operation and regulation of energy storage projects and wind, solar, water and biomass electricity generation facilities.
He also advises developers, equity sponsors, lenders and government agencies in a variety of infrastructure transactions, including P3 hospital, highway, accommodation and public transportation projects, merchant and P3 electricity generation facilities, a petrochemical refinery, and both publicly- and privately-owned entertainment venues.
In addition, Trevor has executed all stages of real property development, both as external and in-house counsel, including site evaluation and selection, land assembly, joint venture structuring, multi-tier and public-market acquisition financing, marketing, construction financing and pre- and post-construction divestiture.
He has also advised on brownfield remediation and redevelopment, and emissions credit trading.
Trevor has significant experience in the structuring, marketing and management of specialized private- and public-equity funds, and has navigated the "full cycle" of reporting issuer IPOs, including conceptualizing, structuring, retaining asset managers and drafting IPO and governance documents; liaising with dealer syndicates and regulators during interim marketing periods; and coordinating MD&A filings.