Lorraine Mastersmith


Lorraine Mastersmith is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Corporate Commercial and Capital Markets Groups and is the Head of the Business Law Department in Ottawa. Her 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 Technology Industry Group and team lead for the Corporate Practice/Private M&A Group in the Ottawa office. Over the course of her career both as in house counsel and in private practice, Lorraine has assisted clients in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in financing from banks, angel investors, private equity and venture capital firms. She has acted as lead counsel on a number of listings of Capital Pool Companies and the completion of Qualifying Transactions on the TSX Venture Exchange and subsequent financings.

Lorraine currently serves as an independent director and member of the HR & Compensation Committee of Ross Video Limited, as a director of Ruckify Inc., as a director and member of the Governance Committee of The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum and as a director and member of the Governance Committee of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation. She is an Ottawa Regional Ambassador Council member for Women Get on Board, an organization devoted to the advancement of qualified women to corporate boards. Lorraine and her husband own and operate KIN Vineyards, a beautiful winery located 25 minutes west of downtown Ottawa.