Bill is a founder and principal of Macdonald Tuskey, Corporate and Securities Lawyers, a boutique securities and corporate finance firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia established in April 2008. Prior to that, from February 1998 to April 2008, he was a partner with Clark Wilson LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance / Securities Practice Group. Since May 2008, Bill has been a director of Blackbird Energy Inc., an oil and gas exploration company listed on the Exchange and was also the President of Blackbird from May 2008 until February 2013. He currently serves as a director of Viscount Mining Corp., a position he has held since October 2011, a director of Patriot Petroleum Corp. since December 2015 and a director and founder of Black Lion Capital Corp. since its inception on January 20, 2015. Bill was also previously a director of First Americas Gold Corporation, formerly Pannonia Ventures Corp. and Benz Capital Corp.
Bill has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since February 1998 and a member of the New York State Bar since February 2002. His general corporate and securities practice has been focused on Canadian, U.S., Asian and cross-border public offerings, private and institutional financings (including U.S. private investment in public equity, or PIPE transactions), stock exchange listings, reverse takeovers and mergers and acquisitions.
Bill has an impressive 40+ years in the fields of mining and geoscience, and nearly 20 years in a senior management position for public resource companies. He has been involved with several major metal exploration projects across Canada, the USA, and in Mexico. Bill is a member of APEGBC, and holds or has held director positions for Eastfield Resources Ltd., Lorrain Copper Corp., Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd., and Consolidated Woodjam Copper Corp.
Bill has his B.Sc. from Carleton University, and completed his graduate studies from UBC.