People: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Norman Bacal is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Mr. Bacal has been a partner with the law firm of Heenan Blaikie LLP since 1987, and has been co-managing partner of the firm since 1997. Heenan Blaikie LLP serves as the Company’s outside Canadian counsel. Mr. Bacal is considered in taxation issues related to the Canadian and international entertainment industry. Mr. Bacal has been recognized as one of the country's entertainment lawyers in the Guide to the 500 Lawyers in Canada published by Lexpert/American Lawyer, the Guide to the Top 100 Industry Specialists in Canada, Lexpert/Thomson Canada, and was selected by his peers to be included in the 2011 and 2012 edition of The Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White) in the area of entertainment law. Mr. Bacal has also been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating ("AV") for his skills and sense of ethics. This experience, coupled with his representation of the entertainment industry before the Finance Committee of the House of Commons, positions Mr. Bacal as an invaluable advisor in the Company's deliberations.
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