John Ferber

PartnerMiller Thomson LLPCorporate and Private M&A

John Ferber has extensive experience advising businesses and individuals on corporate commercial law matters. John's practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate reorganizations, and secured credit and loan transactions. His corporate clients are from a range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, business services, retail, construction, professional services, agriculture, and financial services. His clients range from entrepreneurs to transnational corporations.

John Ferber has extensive experience advising businesses and individuals on corporate commercial law matters. John's practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate reorganizations, and secured credit and loan transactions.

His corporate clients are from a range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, business services, retail, construction, professional services, agriculture and financial services. His clients range from entrepreneurs to transnational corporations.

In addition, John advises on business structuring, partnership and shareholder relations, including preparing agreements to reflect those relations, and a variety of commercial law matters. 

John strives to provide the highest quality of advice and solutions tailored to clients' needs in a practical and efficient manner.  John has a passion for understanding his clients' businesses: their history, current needs and future goals.
John also volunteers as a course instructor and a speaker. He frequently teaches a course on starting a new business. He also regularly teaches a segment on secured transactions law for law students. He speaks to a variety of groups on a wide range of business law issues.

Education

  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1991
  • Queen's University, B.A. (Hons.), 1988

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 1992

Experience

  • Fuelex Energy Ltd. Assets purchase from Blue Water West Ltd.: Counsel to Fuelex Energy Ltd.
  • Wilhelmina Group acquisition of 40 acre property: Counsel to Wihelmina Group.
  • Softvision cross-border acquisition of Momentus Software: Counsel to Softvision.
  • Enex Fuels acquisition of Full Service Fuels: Counsel to Enex Fuels.
  • MYR Group acquisition of Western Pacific Enterprises: Counsel to Western Pacific Enterprises.
  • US$45 million facilites from international lending syndicate to UK borrower and its Canadian animation subsidiary: Counsel to lending syndicate.
  • Fuelex Energy acquisition of assets of Blue Water West: Counsel to Fuelex Energy Ltd.

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association, Business Law and Banking Sections, BC Branch
  • American Bar Association, Banking Law Section