A partner at Torys LLP, Chris moved to Halifax from Toronto in 2015 to open, manage, and grow the Torys Legal Services Centre (LSC), the first of its kind in Canada. The LSC was established to provide Torys’ clients with essential corporate legal services on a cost-effective basis with a mandate to use technological and process innovation to deliver such services more efficiently and effectively.
Chris joined Torys in 1994 and was called to the Ontario bar in 1996. Early in his career, he completed a two-year secondment at an international law firm in London, England and qualified as a solicitor with The Law Society of England & Wales. Chris is also a member of the Nova Scotia bar and has taught a mergers and acquisitions course at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law.
Before working at Torys, Chris completed a mathematics degree in actuarial science at the University of Waterloo and worked at a Toronto-based insurance company. He subsequently obtained an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business and a law degree from the University of Toronto. Chris has served as a director or volunteer with several not-for-profit organizations.