Denise D. Bright
Denise D. Bright
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-4468
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1994
Denise Bright's practice focuses on banking, financial transactions and securities, where she acts for a variety of public and private companies, partnerships and income trusts in regard to their financing requirements. Denise has also assisted various investment and private equity funds with financing various investments. She advises clients in public and private equity and debt financings, traditional bank financings, takeover bids, arrangements, amalgamations, private mergers and acquisitions and divestitures by way of either assets or shares. Her practice includes project finance, venture and mezzanine finance, and structured finance transactions, including synthetic leasing. In addition to having a law degree, Denise is a chartered accountant. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, she worked for an international accounting firm and in the corporate finance department of an oil and gas boutique investment bank. Denise is a past editor of the University of Calgary Law review. She is also a member of the audit committees for the Law Society of Alberta and Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association and sits on the Bennett Jones Opinion Committee.
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