Year called to bar: 1980 (MB); 1981 (AB); 1993 (SK)
Partner in the firm’s Business Law group in Calgary. Practice focuses on the energy sector and corporate finance, including early stage and venture capital financing, and mergers & acquisitions. Extensive experience with Alberta’s electricity sector. Provides legal advice on all facets of the energy business. Has negotiated or closed transactions on six continents. Recognized as a leading practitioner in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and recognized in The Dealmakers edition of Alberta Venture in 2007 as one of the top seven M&A lawyers in Canada’s oil and gas sector. In the July 2014 edition of Alberta Venture magazine, he was named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People for 2014. Former business executive and general counsel with several large oil and gas companies. Has taught law in Calgary and international petroleum law in China. Member of the Bars of Manitoba (1980), Alberta (1981), and Saskatchewan (1993).
On June 30, 2015, Crescent Point Energy Corp. (Crescent Point), one of Canada’s largest light and medium oil producers, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. by way of arrangement (the Legacy Acquisition). The total consideration for the Legacy Acquisition was approximately $1.53 billion, comprising approximately 18.97 million Crescent Point common shares and the assumption of approximately $967 million of net debt.
Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. acquired Corinthian Exploration Corp for approximately $225 million, by way of a three-cornered amalgamation. Through the acquisition, Legacy acquired high netback, light oil assets focused in its North Dakota Spearfish core area for total consideration of approximately 20.1 million Legacy common shares and assumed net debt of approximately $34 million.