Length: 27 mins
Whenever you have down markets in a recessionary environment, you are likely to see an increase in litigation, particularly in the M&A space. What are the key moves that companies can make now to avoid surprises — and potential litigation — when preparing for M&A?
In this episode of Accounting for the Future, host Armand is joined by Robert Brush, Partner at Crawley MacKewen Brush LLP, specializing in corporate and securities litigation, and Michael Morrow, a BDO Partner specializing in Capital Markets and M&A. Together they discuss tactics for avoiding litigation in mergers and acquisitions.
Robert Brush, Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP, Founding Partner
Robert is a founding partner of Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP, one of Canada's top corporate commercial and securities litigation firms. Robert is ranked nationally as a leader in the fields of corporate commercial and securities litigation. He is recognized by Lexpert as one of the Top 500 Lawyers in Canada and is featured in the Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers. He is also recognized as a leading corporate commercial and securities litigator by Best Lawyers in Canada.
Robert's wide-ranging commercial litigation practice includes disputes arising out of mergers and acquisitions, breach of contract suits, director and officer liability claims, oppression remedy matters, business tort claims, fraud and cyber-fraud investigations and claims, wrongful dismissal actions, and professional negligence suits. Robert's securities litigation practice includes class actions, proceedings before securities regulators, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, takeover bid litigation, negligence claims against investment advisors and dealers, cyber-fraud investigations and claims in the financial sector, and wrongful dismissal suits against investment firms.
Michael Morrow, BDO Canada, Managing Director, M&A and Capital Markets
Michael Morrow is a Partner and Managing Director in BDO's Toronto office, and is the National M&A and Capital Markets Leader, with over 15 years of professional experience providing mergers and acquisition (M&A), and capital raising services to private and publicly traded middle market companies in Canada.
Michael has successfully closed over one hundred transactions representing more than $2 billion in transaction value.
Michael is a member of BDO's Financial Services team, as well as the firm's Private Equity Initiative. He has also presented at several events focusing on business succession, M&A and capital raising.