855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1996
Murray is head of the firm's Franchise practice group and co-head of the Agribusiness, Food & Beverage industry group. His practice focuses on commercial transactions, business law, private company mergers and acquisitions, banking and franchise matters. He advises clients on matters relating to financings, secured transactions, asset and share purchase agreements and corporate structuring and organization. Murray carries on a private M&A practice acting on asset and share purchase agreements ranging from under a million dollars to tens of millions. He acts for private equity firms on the buy side and for clients who are selling their businesses to strategic partners, competitors, or private equity firms. Murray acts for clients in the Agribusiness, Food and Beverage sector representing clients including cattle and hog producers, pet food manufacturers, food and beverage retailers and breweries. For franchisors and franchisees, Murray advises on matters relating to franchise structures, compliance with franchise legislation, negotiation and preparation of franchise agreements, and franchise litigation and disputes. Murray is a member of both the Canadian Franchise Association and the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising.
On December 22, 2017, Sonicfield Global Ltd., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CST Group Ltd., and Deloitte Restructuring Inc., in its capacity as court appointed receiver and manager of the assets, properties and undertakings of Grande Cache Coal LP, Grande Cache Coal Corp., Up Energy (Canada) Ltd. and 0925165 B.C. Ltd, entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement, pursuant to which Sonicfield agreed to purchase certain coal assets from the Receiver for aggregate consideration of approximately US$433.9 million.