Blair’s practice area is business law with a specific focus on corporate, securities, intellectual property and technology law matters.
He has been involved in a broad range of complex transactions including mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, venture capital investments, corporate finance transactions, corporate structuring, and regulatory applications to the Canadian stock exchanges and securities commissions. As well, Blair regularly advises clients about ongoing corporate governance, corporate strategy, continuous disclosure and regulatory compliance matters.
Technology transactions involve unique risks and Blair’s experience in this area includes the full spectrum of activities including non-disclosure agreements, website agreements, hardware and software development, technology licensing agreements, consulting agreements, share and asset purchase agreements, letters of intent, joint venture agreements, material transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements and international technology transactions. Blair also assists clients in the area of copyright protection and commercial litigation including publishing, licensing, production and distribution.
Blair is a registered trade-mark agent and represents Canadian clients with trade-mark matters before both the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the United States Patent and Trade-mark Offices. Blair assists clients with all aspects of trade-mark, trade-name and domain name issues as well as franchising.
Blair obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Western Ontario and his Bachelor of Law Degree at the University of British Columbia. After law school he was a judicial law clerk in the B.C. Supreme Court before practicing with a Vancouver based firm. He joined Pushor Mitchell in 2000 and became a partner in 2009.
Away from the office, Blair is the valiant goalie for a men’s soccer team that tends to enjoy the companionship more than the joys of victory.
- Strategic counsel on all aspects of capital structuring, financing and securities compliance.
- Negotiating and advising on complex commercial contracts.
- Advising on corporate and share structure for start-up ventures
- Advising on and prosecuting trade-mark applications in Canada and the United States.
- Negotiating and advising on technology and intellectual property transactions.