Thomas K. Hunter Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call (Canada): 1988 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 519-575-7503

Fax: +1 519-571-5003

Email: tom.hunter@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Waterloo Region



Thomas K. Hunter

Tom Hunter is a partner in Gowling WLG' Waterloo Region office and practises in the areas of corporate, commercial and technology law. He is the former co-chair of the firm's national Technology Law Group and a past department head of the Waterloo Region Business Law Group.

His particular areas of focus include assisting entrepreneurs and owner operators with startup and growth-oriented companies, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and all aspects of technology commercialization. Tom serves as a director on the boards of numerous technology companies headquartered in the Waterloo Region technology cluster.

Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of Parents for Community Living, and the past chair of the Board of Governors of St. Mary's General Hospital, the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation and the Resurrection Catholic Secondary School Parent Council. Tom is a member of the Advisory Council for the Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of Waterloo.

Tom's community service also includes board, volunteer and pro bono activity with many other local organizations, including St. Paul's United College at the University of Waterloo, the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship at Wilfrid Laurier University, K-W Counselling Inc., K-W Oktoberfest, United Way, University of Guelph, Numus Inc., Waterloo Minor Hockey and Soccer, Kidslink, K-W Symphony, Waterloo Community Arts Centre, Waterloo Recreation Complex and the John M. Harper District Library.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
    • Rankings & Awards
      2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      2012
      Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada - Leading Lawyer in Corporate Mid-Market
  • 1988

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1988
      Year of Call (Canada), Ontario
    • Education
      University of Western Ontario, LLB
    • Education
      Wilfrid Laurier University, BBA

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association
  • Communitech (Waterloo Region's Community Technology Association)

Tom was lead Counsel in the creation of PixStream Incorporated in 1996 and led the divestiture transaction of PixStream to Cisco in 2000 for a sale price of C$550 million. He has also served as lead counsel for over $1 billion of profitable exits for high-tech and traditional economy clients. Tom serves as the chair of the board and as a board member of numerous early and mid-stage technology companies.

Client work