Gregory M. Johnson
Gregory M. Johnson
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-4470
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1999 (AB)
Acting for clients primarily in the energy industry, Greg Johnson's practice focuses on corporate tax, corporate reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) who practised with an international accounting firm before joining Bennett Jones. Greg is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, and the Canadian Tax Foundation; past Director of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society and an editor of the Federated Press Canadian Resource Taxation Journal. Greg is recognized as a corporate lawyer to watch in the Lexpert® 2010 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, was recognized as Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40, and is recognized in Chambers Global as a leading tax lawyer. Admitted to the Alberta Bar (1999). Greg was a co-recipient of the Vince Bjorndahl Award for excellence in legal writing and tax analysis for the paper "Forming US Master Limited Partnerships with Canadian Assets: a US and Canadian Perspective."
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