Lorraine Mastersmith is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Corporate Commercial and Capital Markets Groups. Her legal practice focuses largely on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on assisting emerging and established companies across a variety of sectors with commercial agreements, mergers & acquisitions and capital raising. Lorraine is the Ottawa lead for the firm’s Blockchain and Smart Contracts Group. She has assisted clients in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in financing from banks, angel investors, private equity and venture capital firms. With extensive experience in the listing of capital pool companies and the completion of qualifying transactions on the TSX Venture Exchange, Lorraine has acted as lead counsel on a number of public listings and subsequent financings.
Over the course of her career, Lorraine has served on both private and public company boards. She currently serves as an independent director and member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of Ross Video Limited. She is also currently on the board of the Diefenbunker Canada’s Cold War Museum and serves on the Advisory Board for Elevate International. Past board service includes Thoroughbred Capital Inc. (TSXV: TBC.P) and Women Entrepreneurs of Canada.
Lorraine is actively involved as a Regional Ambassador Council member for Women Get on Board, an organization devoted to the advancement of qualified women to corporate boards. She also volunteers her time with the executive committee of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation.