Cheryl is a well-known figure in the Canadian tech sector, actively involved in numerous local and national innovation, incubator and business accelerator initiatives.

As a Partner at Blakes, she advises a broad range of foreign and Canadian clients operating in various industries, including software, digital media, online commerce, financial services, energy and renewable energy. She is an expert in M&A, financing, cloud and technology transactions, particularly in the area of cross-border deals.

Previously, Cheryl was a partner in the tech/corporate arena at another national Canadian law firm and a large, international U.S. firm. She was also general counsel at a NASDAQ-listed international tech company with US$1-billion capitalization, where she worked on an initial and secondary public offering, as well as significant international acquisitions.

“Blakes lawyers have been successfully closing deals for Vancouver startups for a number of years. Now, under the Nitro brand, we look forward to advising more startups in the early stages of their business’s development and guiding them as they expand and grow.”

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