Ron's corporate/commercial practice includes advising corporations, financial institutions, municipalities and individuals on commercial agreements, asset and share purchase transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placements and secured lending transactions.
Ron's energy practice has involved counselling stakeholder groups, retailers, distributors and generators on legislative and policy matters relating to electricity markets. He has been retained in connection with power procurement arrangements, development of generation and cogeneration facilities and the Ontario government's clean energy supply and renewable energy supply RFPs and contracts. He has been involved in electricity restructuring in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Albania, Macedonia and the Regional Southeast European market. He has also chaired the Ontario Energy Association's Task Force on Ontario's proposed electricity legislation.
Ron previously served as a diplomat with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, with postings in Ottawa and Brussels.
Listed as a "Leading Lawyer" in Energy: Power by The Legal 500 Canada
Recommended by Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business as a top practitioner in Energy, Power (Transactional) (Canada)
Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business
Recognized in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers as a leading practitioner in Canada
Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Government Contracts as a leading lawyer in Canada
Named in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Energy (Electricity)
Instructor, "Power Purchase Agreements" - Osgoode Hall Law School Professional LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law
Co-author with Fred D. Cass and Scott A. Stoll, Ontario Energy Law: Electricity, December 2012, published by LexisNexis Canada
Former Chair, Ontario Energy Association Conservation and Technology Committee
Past-President, Canadian Institute of International Affairs (Toronto Branch)
Admitted to the New York Bar, 1989LL.M., International Legal Studies, New York University, 1988LL.B., York University, 1987B.A., Political Science, Carleton University, 1984
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