Assistant: Ruth Drennan
Direct: 604 647 4177
Areas of Expertise
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Venture Capital Financing
- Initial Public Offerings
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
* Law Corporation
Conrad is a member of Boughton Law’s securities law practice group.
Having been active in the capital markets for over 16 years, being qualified to practice law in both the U.S. and Canada and having worked at a large international firm, Conrad leverages his cross-border experience and relationships to connect clients to funding sources and strategic business opportunities and to devise practical, effective and creative routes of action to overcome challenges. He has significant experience advising local and international clients on a variety of matters related to cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, including seed capital, venture capital financings, spin outs, initial public offerings, reverse mergers, PIPES and secondary public offerings. He also regularly advises clients on other matters including takeover bids, negotiating commercial agreements and ongoing corporate governance and securities law compliance.
Conrad’s diverse work on behalf of clients has given him a wealth of understanding across a wide variety of sectors such as mining, energy and technology-related fields.
Prior to joining Boughton Law, Conrad practiced with prominent regional and national law firms, including a firm specialising in U.S. securities law. Conrad obtained a B.A. degree from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and an LL.B. degree from the University of Victoria in 2000. Conrad is a former editor of the University of Victoria Law Journal.
A list of our Securities Practice Group’s most notable financings, listings and more can be seen on its representative transactions page.
- UBC, B.A. (1995)
- University of Victoria, LL.B. (2000)
- Year of Call: 2001 (B.C.), 2005 (Washington State)
- Member, Canadian Bar Association BC
- Member, Vancouver Bar Association
- Member, Washington State Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
- Member, ABA Committee on International Business Law
- Lecturer, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2016 B.C. Conference
- Lecturer, Deal Flow Media – Cross Border Transactions
“Structuring for Start-ups”; Canadian Tax Foundation 2016 B.C. Tax Conference, September 2016
“Maintenance and Continuous Disclosure Requirements on the CSE”, joint presentation with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), November 2010
“Overview of CSE Listing Requirements for Cross Listings by U.S. public companies”, joint presentation with CSE, September 2009
News & Media
"Update on Crowdfunding in Canada", Securities Law Update, November 2015
"Canadian Regulators Adopt New Crowdfunding Exemptions for Startups and Early Stage Businesses", Securities Law Update, June 2015
Counsel to Canadian public company in connection with the $18 Million sale and licensing of 3D conversion technology involving two of the largest 3D conversion technology companies in the world
Acted as Principal American Liaison (PAL) to Canadian public companies in connection with cross listings on the OTCQX and OTCQB markets
Counsel to NYSE listed issuer in redemption and repurchase of $127 Million of preferred shares
Counsel to a3D conversion and digital media company in connection with a joint venture with an Indian film and media company and acquisition of 60 3D conversion patents
US counsel to private software development company on $6 Million Series B round preferred shares investment by a syndicate of Canadian venture capital and private equity firms
Counsel to a private technology company in acquisition of B.C. based 3D video game technology company