5000 6th Ave SW, Suite 150, Suncor Energy Ctr, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1982 (AB)
Mr. Perry’s practice focuses on domestic and international taxation matters, with particular expertise in merger, acquisition, disposition, financing, and restructuring strategies. Mr. Perry also represents clients in resolving issues and disputes with Canada Revenue Agency. BComm University of Alberta, 1978 (Gold Medal); admitted Alberta Bar, 1982; and appointed QC, 2000. Joint managing partner of Felesky Flynn LLP, 2001–2009. Canadian Tax Foundation, Governor (2005–2008 and 2014–2018), Executive Committee Chair (2016), Board Chair (2017), editor Canadian Tax Journal; member, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Tax Committee (past Chair); member CBA, LSA, and Canadian Petroleum Tax Society. Prior positions include Calgary Minerva Fundraising Foundation, President; Board of Governors and Finance Committee Chair of Strathcona Tweedsmeer School; Chair of CBA Provincial Tax subsection; Director of Canadian Petroleum Tax Society; CBA, National Council; contributing editor to CTF Owner-Manager Newsletter and CTF Canada Tax Highlights; and member Salvation Army (Calgary) Board. Former sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Commerce, and a past lecturer to various groups, including CICA, ICAA, CA, CTF, and CPTS.
AKITA Drilling Ltd. (“AKITA”) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Xtreme Drilling Corp. (“Xtreme”) by way of a Plan of Arrangement. Xtreme shareholders were able to elect to receive 0.3732394 of a Class A non-voting share of AKITA or $2.65 in cash for each Xtreme common share held, or a combination thereof, in each case subject to proration as determined by a cash maximum and a share maximum.