Leadership Insights from the Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie

In this episode we talk with Norm Bacal, author of Breakdown: The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie.

Norm Bacal joined Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office in October 2016 as Co-chair, IP Strategy. Previously, Norm was national co-managing partner of Heenan Blaikie until the end of 2012, where his role was to build the firm from a series of regional offices to one of Canada’s best known law firms.

Norm is considered a leading expert in tax issues relating to the entertainment industry. Formerly, his clients included film studios and broadcasters, as well as a number of emerging technology companies. Norm was a member of the Board of Directors of Lions Gate Entertainment for almost ten years. Fluent in both English and in French, he is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Barreau du Québec. He is actively involved in community activities, is a member of the Canadian Board of Governors for the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal, and has been honored by the Shaare Zedek Hospital and the Reena Foundation.