(Bob) Ford is a partner in Gowlings’ business law department
working from the Kanata Technology Law Office.
experience extends to most aspects of corporate and commercial law,
including technology licensing, private financings (including venture
capital financings), mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance,
with particular emphasis on serving the requirements of technology
companies and venture capital investors.
brings valuable practical experience and perspective to his clients
having served as entrepreneur-in-residence with Celtic House Venture
Partners (a leading venture capital firm), General Counsel at TimeStep
Corporation (acquired August 1999) and Vice-president of Finance,
Legal and Corporate Relations at Castleton Network Systems Corporation
(acquired November 1998). From 1994-1997, Bob practised law with
a prominent Vancouver law firm.
is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia (1994) and the
Law Society of Upper Canada (2000). Bob holds a Bachelor of Business
Administration (Hons.) from the Richard Ivey School of Business
at the University of Western Ontario and a LL.B. from the University
of British Columbia.
is a recipient of a 2003 Top "40 under 40" Award presented
by the Ottawa Business Journal in recognition of his successes in
business and law.
• 1994 British Columbia
• 2000 Ontario
Corporate Finance, Securities & Public M&A
Life Sciences Industry Group