Partner in the firm’s Calgary office. Practice focuses on real estate development, financing and leasing. Has advised clients with respect to land assembly; annexation; purchase; subdivision; rezoning; development approvals; financing; anchor tenant, strata and ground leasing; management and sale of commercial and institutional projects, and public/private-sector initiatives and infrastructure projects. Regularly assists clients in making strategic business decisions, negotiating and preparing complex commercial agreements and security documentation, and facilitating regulatory and bylaw approvals and compliance. Has dealt extensively with Calgary City Council, Calgary Planning Commission, Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and similar bodies in other municipalities. Has been involved in many of the major downtown buildings in Calgary, and has also worked on a number of interesting development projects in Mexico. Also has considerable business experience, having previously worked as a project supervisor in a construction company, as a financial analyst in the food service industry, and as a credit officer in export finance banking. Education: BA (Brigham Young University); LLB (Dalhousie Law School); MBA (Dalhousie University). Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1984.