Jason (Jake) Bullen is a partner in the Business Law Group and Co-Chair of the Private Equity Group at Cassels Brock. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, corporate re-organizations and complex commercial agreements, and includes a significant cross-border component.
He advises both well-established and emerging Canadian, US and international companies on commercial agreements (such as distribution arrangements and vendor agreements); corporate transactions (such as M&A and financings); and strategic corporate advice (such as multi-jurisdictional structuring and corporate governance). Jake is well-regarded for his management of large deal teams, providing a seamless solution to clients when multi-faceted transactions require expertise from other disciplines, such as consumer product safety, tax, employment and litigation.
Jake’s clients include funds (private equity and hedge), family offices and innovative providers of goods and services in retail, consumer goods, food & beverage, manufacturing and distribution (including global manufacturers of integrated technology solutions and systems), financial services, telecommunications, technology, FinTech, AI, real estate, professional sports and cleantech. This broad industry experience makes him a valuable member of the firm’s Payments Industry, Private Equity, Information Technology, Sports and Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Groups.
Jake has significant experience working internally with clients: he was appointed as interim Associate General Counsel of Canadian Tire in 2009 and completed a secondment with Rogers Communications. Jake holds his Canadian Securities Course designation and worked in the equity and derivatives division of a national investment firm.
Jake has been recognized as a Rising Star (M&A) by IFLR 1000 (Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms) and as a leader in the field of Sports & Entertainment by Who’s Who Legal: Canada.