Norman Bacal is the bestselling author of Breakdown, a memoir about the rise and fall of a law firm he once ran. He was the former managing partner of Heenan Blaikie, one of Canada’s most prestigious law firms. An expert in film and television finance, he sat on the board of directors of Lionsgate Entertainment for almost 10 years. He speaks regularly on university campuses and to professionals. Norman is married to Sharon, a portrait artist. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.