Nicole’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, public and private equity offerings and general corporate representation of clients. Her corporate finance experience includes equity, convertible instruments and debt. Nicole performs services for a full range of clients, from closely held concerns to exchange-listed companies, as well as investment banks, institutional investors and financial advisors. In addition, she advises clients and their boards of directors with respect to corporate governance and corporate strategy.
Nicole has experience representing Canadian and international mining companies and has worked on transactions in many other industries including utilities, renewable energy, financial services, REITs, information technology, transportation, pharmaceuticals and waste management.
Nicole’s expertise in mergers and acquisitions is evidenced by her involvement in the following transactions:
Her transactional experience includes playing a key role in representing:
Nicole has also been involved in advising issuers in proxy contest battles.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Nicole worked in corporate finance at one of Canada’s big five banks and obtained her Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where she focused her education on finance and strategic management. Since joining Cassels she has completed the Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law.
In addition to her law practice, Nicole is actively involved in civic organizations in the Toronto area. She has served on the Board of Directors of JobStart, a non-profit organization that facilitates employment and educational opportunities for Toronto’s immigrant communities. She also serves on the committee of Women in Capital Markets whose mission it is to promote knowledge of the capital markets and mentor high school-aged girls in respect of financial literacy and career planning. In addition, Nicole is actively involved in the Urban Financial Services Coalition, a non-profit, North American organization, whose mission it is to promote professional development for the minority community at large. Nicole is also a member of the Toronto CFA Society and Women in Mining. She has written papers and memoranda, and delivered presentations on corporate and securities law matters.