225 6th Ave SW, Suite 1100, Brookfield Pl, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1994 (AB)
Paul advises clients on the drafting and negotiating of agreements for the acquisition and divestiture (A&D) of oil & gas assets and the drafting and negotiating of joint venture, partnership, and joint operating agreements pertaining to the energy industry. Paul's practice is focused exclusively on oil & gas matters. The significant concentration of Paul's oil & gas–focused practice allows him to provide his clients with timely, detailed, and thoughtful assistance in energy matters. Paul also assists clients in due diligence and title opinion preparation in A&D transactions and with respect to custom and complex freehold land matters and the legal consequences of asset retirement obligations (ARO). He provides advice relating to day-to-day disputes and issues with joint venture participants, royalty owners, and fee simple owners of oil & gas properties and ARO disputes. In A&D, he helps clients understand and navigate the closing process and the preparation of closing documentation to ensure a successful transaction. Paul is recognized for his Oil & Gas experience by Chambers Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada. He is called to the Alberta Bar (1994).