Grant’s practice is primarily focused on the areas of securities, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has significant experience representing both private and publicly traded companies, underwriters and dealers in both private and public offerings of debt and equity securities, mergers, and acquisitions. He advises clients in a wide range of industry sectors, including cannabis, life sciences, blockchain, natural resources and financial services. 

Grant has been counsel for numerous private placements and M&A transactions, including the establishment of joint ventures, asset/share purchase and sale transactions, reverse takeovers, takeover bids, plans of arrangement and other corporate reorganizations. Grant also assists many companies in the strategic planning and review of corporate governance policies and compliance with securities regulations and stock exchange policies.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Lead counsel to 79North Ltd., a mining company led by a team with extensive mineral exploration expertise and a track record of discoveries and exits in South America and globally, in its reverse takeover of 12 Exploration Inc. and subsequent listing on the CSE.
  • Counsel to Canntab Therapeutics Limited, a Canadian cannabis oral dosage formulation company, in its reverse takeover of Telferscot Resources Inc. and subsequent listing on the CSE, which was supported by a concurrent $5-million private placement of subscription receipts.
  • Counsel to Canntab Therapeutics Limited, a Canadian cannabis oral dosage formulation company, in its non-brokered private placement of units for gross proceeds of $3.7-million.
  • Counsel to First Republic Capital Corporation, which acted as lead agent, in connection with a brokered private placement of FSD Pharma Inc. for gross proceeds of $33-million.
  • Counsel to FSD Pharma Inc., a biotech pharmaceutical R&D company, in connection with its non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $4.59-million.
  • Lead counsel to Hashoff LLC, social influencer marketing company, in its qualifying transaction with Conscience Capital Inc. and subsequent listing on the TSXV.
  • Counsel to i3 Interactive Inc. in connection with its reverse takeover and subsequent listing on the CSE, which was supported by a concurrent $5.7-million private placement of units.
  • Lead counsel to Navasota Resources Inc. in connection with its reverse takeover by I.M.C. Holdings Ltd., one of the world's pioneering medical cannabis companies with operations in Israel and across Europe, and subsequent listing on the CSE, which was supported by a concurrent $20.4-million brokered private placement of subscription receipts.
  • Lead counsel to Pool Safe Inc. in its qualifying transaction with Pounder Venture Capital Corp. and subsequent listing on the TSXV, which was supported by a concurrent $1.25-million brokered private placement of subscription receipts.
  • Lead counsel to Randsburg International Gold Corp. in connection with its reverse takeover by Cresco Labs, LLC, one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, and subsequent listing on the CSE, which was supported by a concurrent $107.3-million brokered private placement of subscription receipts.
  • Counsel to Red Light Holland Corp., a producer and distributor of a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands, in its CSE listing, which was supported by a $4-million non-brokered private placement of subscription receipts.
  • Counsel to Red Light Holland Corp., a producer and distributor of a premium brand of magic truffles to the legal, recreational market within the Netherlands in its $5-million brokered private placement of units.
  • Lead counsel to Spyder Vapes Inc., an established Canadian cannabis and vape retailer, in its qualifying transaction with Anchor Capital Corporation and subsequent listing on the TSXV, which was supported by a private placement of $1.75-million of convertible debentures.
  • Counsel to World Class Extractions Inc., an innovation-driven company with a principle focus on the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp industries, in its reverse takeover of CBD Med Research and subsequent listing on the CSE, which was supported by a concurrent $23-million private placement of subscription receipts.
  • Counsel to World Class Extractions Inc., an innovation-driven company with a principle focus on the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp industries, in connection with its acquisition of Quadron Cannatech Corporation by way of a plan of arrangement.
EDUCATION/MEMBERSHIPS
  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar
  • J.D., University of Western Ontario (Dean’s Honour List and recipient of Law Society of Upper Canada Prize)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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