Robert is a highly experienced securities and corporate lawyer having represented companies and investment banks on over one hundred financing transactions in the small to mid cap market having an aggregate value of over $1 billion. Robert spent seven years as in house counsel to the Toronto Stock Exchange prior to joining his firm as a partner in 2001. In addition to serving as a director and corporate secretary to public and private companies, Robert held the position of CEO of two Canadian mining exploration companies based in the Yukon and Quebec. Fluent in French, a member of the Ontario and Quebec bars and a lawyer since 1988, Robert has chaired and presented at continuing legal education programs on securities regulatory compliance and financing matters. In April 2015, Robert completed the Master Class on Negotiation at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation in Cambridge, Mass. Robert lives in Toronto, is married with three children, and has a golden retriever named “Hudson’.