Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Joseph Garcia’s practice focuses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He advises public and private companies, investment dealers, venture capital and private equity funds, and acts as independent counsel to boards of directors. Joe has extensive experience advising on all types of M&A and corporate finance transactions, including public and private equity and debt financing, take-over and issuer bids, share and asset acquisitions and divestitures, and regulatory and stock exchange compliance work.
Prior to his career in law, Joe worked in corporate finance with a national investment bank and in clinical research with a multinational pharmaceutical company. Joe has lectured extensively on corporate governance and advanced securities law topics. He chaired The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia corporate governance courses in 2011 and 2013, and participated in the advanced securities law courses in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014. Joe has been a director and corporate secretary of LifeSciences BC for more than 12 years and is a member of its Finance Committee. He is also a director of Genome British Columbia and chair of its Audit Committee, and a member of the BIOTECanada Legal Affairs advisory board.