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Daniel M. Miller

Partner, Vancouver Office Head
miller.dan@dorsey.com

Overview

DAN HELPS CANADIAN CLIENTS WHO ARE ACCESSING CAPITAL, LISTING ON STOCK EXCHANGES, ENGAGING IN STRATEGIC TRANSACTIONS OR OTHERWISE DOING BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES.

Dan is a partner in Dorsey's Corporate group and co-head of Dorsey’s Energy Industry Group. His practice focuses on U.S.-Canada cross-border securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience advising Canadian companies on U.S. public and private securities offerings, including offerings under the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS), Rule 144A, Regulation S, and Regulation D. Dan also regularly advises U.S. and Canadian clients on corporate governance matters, U.S. corporate and securities laws applicable to foreign companies operating in the U.S., mergers and acquisitions and otherwise doing business in the United States.

Education & Admissions

University of Toronto (LL.B./M.B.A., 1997),

    Deans List, 1995-1997; McCarthy Tétrault Prize for Academic Excellence; Blake, Cassels & Graydon Prize in Corporate Law Smith; Lyons, Torrance, Stevenson & Mayer Prize in Securities Law; Cary S. Stern Prize in Civil Procedure

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (B.A., Sociology, 1993), magna cum laude; Deans List 1989-1993; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • New York

Experience

Representative Transactions

Capital Markets Transactions
  • Represented Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation in its $150 equity offering
  • Represented Trillium Therapeutics Inc. in its $50 million initial public offering of common shares in the United States
  • Represented PetroBakken Energy Ltd. in its $900 million debt offering
  • Represented YM Biosciences Inc. on multiple equity offerings
  • Represented Petro-Canada on its $2.5 billion secondary offering of common shares by the Government of Canada (at the time, the largest ever equity offering by a Canadian company)

Mergers and Acquisitions  

  • Represented Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation in its $$750 million merger with OnCore Biopharma, Inc.
  • Represented Equal Energy Ltd. in its $230 merger with Petroflow Energy Corporation
  • Represented Brookfield Homes Corporation on its $1 billion merger with the residential home building division of Brookfield Properties Corporation.
  • Represented AnorMed Inc. on its $580 million acquisition by Genzyme Corporation (which began as the first ever hostile takeover in the biotech sector)
  • Represented Penn West Energy Trust on its $15 billion merger with Canetic Resources Trust

News & Resources

Articles

Dorsey Wins SEC Relief for Canadian Former Shell Companies
Dorsey Mining in Difficult Markets Webinar
"Canadian Biotech Companies: When and Where to Go Public," co-author with Cheryl Reicin, Biotechnology Focus Magazine
"Emerging Communications: Enhanced Director Liability for Experts?," co-author with Brad Cost, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 13, No. 1
"NYSE Corporate Governance Requirements Finalized," co-author with Andrew Beck, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
"The Bottom Line - For Now - on Sarbanes-Oxley," co-author with Luci Staller-Altman, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

News & Press Mentions

Four Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 and 2018 Lawyer of the Year
Five Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 and 2017 Lawyer of the Year
Five Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2016
Dorsey Partner Dan Miller Remarks on Canada's Multijurisdictional Disclosure System
Dorsey Represents Tekmira Pharmaceuticals on OnCore Biopharma Merger Agreement
Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2015 and 2015 Lawyers of the Year

Events & Speaking Engagements

Invitation to the Broker-Dealers: Guide to Cross-Border Financings

Industries & Practices

  • Canada
  • Capital Markets
  • Clean Technology
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Energy
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Health Care
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Equity
  • Technology Commerce

Accolades

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada©, 2015, 2016, and 2018
  • Named one of the "Top 40 Under 40" in Vancouver by Business in Vancouver, 2008
  • Named one of Canada's "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" by Lexpert, 2006