Partner in Corporate/M&A Practice Group. Noralee’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, corporate and board governance and public and private placement financings. Her clients are primarily in the oil & gas sector and related industries. Noralee has been lead lawyer in several mergers involving both public and private companies, as well as in friendly and hostile take-over bids, and recently been the lead lawyer for Canadian Oil Sands in its response to the hostile take-over bid made by Suncor Energy Inc. She has also been lead partner on IPOs, back-door listings, reverse take-overs and high yield debt offerings, as well as sophisticated cross-border mergers and financings. She has experience in negotiating and documenting the capitalization of start-up companies including private equity funding. Noralee assists many companies in the review of corporate governance policies and their compliance with securities regulations in the normal course and serves as a board member or corporate secretary for several companies. Called to the Bar, Alberta, 1991.