October 1990 to present: Sole practitioner, specializing in copyright, music and entertainment law. Current clients include :

    –    the Copyright Board of Canada
    –     arts funding organizations: FACTOR and Independent Production Fund
    –     the Canadian Music Industry Data Base and CIRPA
    –     record companies including Narada, MRP and Holborne
    –     music publishing companies
    –    recording artists, songwriters and artist managers
    –     live musical presenters
    –    an Internet-delivered music service provider

I have been on retainer for ten years with Narada, a Virgin-owned record company based in the US and was on retainer for four years with PolyGram Music Publishing Canada until its merger with Universal Music.

I have been asked to appear as an expert witness on a number of matters before the courts, both related to entertainment law and to French language translation.

September 1989 to October 1990:       
Senior Counsel to the Copyright Board   

September 1985 to August 1989:       
Associate in an entertainment law group at Lilly, Goldman and then at Minden, Gross
October 1979 to August 1985:           
In-house counsel at Performing Rights Organization of Canada Limited (PROCAN), now SOCAN
June 1978 to September 1979:           
In-house counsel at Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Limited (CMRRA)/ Canadian Music Publishers Association


Beginning in April 1999, under the auspices of the Copyright Board, I acted as mediator, first with respect to the text of the Educational Broadcast Program Information Regulations, and then with respect to the text of the Educational Rights Collective of Canadaís first tariff.  These processes involved between six and nine parties.


1977 – 1978        Osgoode Hall:  Bar Admission Course.
1973 – 1976        Queen’s University, Faculty of Law.    Degree:  LL.B.
1969 – 1973        University of Manitoba, Faculty of Arts (double honours)
                         French and Economics. Degree:  B.A. (Honours)

OTHER SKILLS:    Certified Translator (French to English) accredited by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario

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