Tom Hunter is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo region office. His particular areas of focus include assisting entrepreneurs with startup and growth-oriented companies, M&A, and all aspects of equity and debt financing. In addition, Tom serves as an office leader member of the firm’s Technology Industry Group. Tom has served as lead counsel for over $1.5 billion of profitable exits for high-tech and traditional economy clients and currently serves on eight private technology company boards which are based in the Waterloo region technology cluster. Tom is a strong community supporter and is currently the co-Chair of the Resurrection Secondary School Council, past Chair of the Board of Governors of St. Mary’s General Hospital and the past Chair of the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation. He is actively involved with the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship at Wilfrid Laurier University and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of Waterloo. Tom is a frequent guest lecturer on matters relating to M&A, financings, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and privately owned enterprises. Tom was a contributing author to the recently published book, The Entrepreneurial Effect: Waterloo.