Experience

Bruce has been designated by Martindale and Hubbell for the past 16 years as having an AV rating which is the highest possible rating a lawyer can achieve. It places Bruce in the class of preeminent legal counsel which is a rare accomplishment. Bruce was also named by Lexis-Nexis for the past 3 years as one of the top 20 Intellectual Property lawyers in Canada.

Bruce’s long-standing, keen interest in developing emerging technologies and assisting early stage technology companies enables him to effectively advise clients. His areas of experience extend to securities and corporate law, particularly mergers and acquisitions. Scientists and entrepreneurs appreciate and depend upon Bruce’s comprehensive skills and knowledge base as he helps them to strategize, develop, negotiate and implement business ideas, intellectual property protection and commercialization plans.

Bruce has successfully negotiated and drafted an impressive number of complex license and joint research venture agreements, intellectual property assignments, transfer agreements, and other contracts for knowledge based companies. As well, he has capably negotiated and drafted a variety of public disclosure documents including prospectuses, offering memoranda and information circulars.

Bruce is adept at dealing with regulatory authorities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, as well as with the TSX Exchange, the TSXV Exchange, NASDAQ and the AMEX. He acts for knowledge, manufacturing and resource based clients in Canada, the United States and Europe. His extensive experience in cross border transactions includes licensing, financings, intellectual property protection, strategic partnership arrangements, mergers and acquisitions.

Bruce has served and is currently serving on a number of public and private company Boards of Directors in the energy and knowledge-based company sectors. He also serves on three not for profit Boards of Directors.

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Licensing
  • Executive Society Member, CBA Intellectual Property and Securities subsection
  • Member of Board of Management of Alberta Science and Research Authority (2000-2009)

Community

  • Trainer and Advisor, Provincial Scouts Canada
  • Board Member, Alberta Cord Blood Bank
  • Director, Brain Care Centre (BCC)
  • Director, Tanya Smale Cord Blood Foundation
  • Director, Canadian Cord Blood Registry (CCBR)
  • Director, Alberta Adaptabilities Society