855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1985 (AB)
Chair of firm’s Banking and Financial Services group, Head of the Air Finance practice group, and Partner in the Corporate Commercial department. Particular experience in asset-based financing and leasing, banking and debt financing, personal property security, debt restructuring, aircraft acquisition and disposition, inventory financing, commercial transactions, and aviation law. Primarily acts for airlines, aircraft lessors and financiers, oilfield service companies, oil & gas companies, manufacturers, borrowers, banks, and other financial institutions. Recognized as a leading practitioner in aviation law, banking, finance, equipment financing, and/or business law by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Guide to the World’s Leading International Business Law Firms, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Member of the Calgary Bar Association, the LSA, and the ABA (Aircraft Finance and Contracts Division). Called to the Alberta Bar in 1985.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“DHC”) completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier Inc. (“Bombardier”) for gross proceeds of approximately US$300 million
On March 20, 2018, investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (collectively, MSEP) completed an investment in Specialized Desanders Inc. (SDI), an oilfield equipment and services company.