Expertise

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate and Commercial Transactions

Year of Call

  • 2008, Alberta
  • 1996, England & Wales

Education

  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, Gray's Inn, London, U.K., 1996
  • Common Professional Examination, The College of Law, London, U.K., 1995
  • M. Phil., Department of Law, University of Cambridge, U.K., 1994
  • B. Sc. Econ. In Philosophy and Economics, London School of Economics, U.K., 1993

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Bar Council, England & Wales
  • Middle Temple, Inns of Court, London

Representative Work

  • Acted as lead lender's counsel on a $30-million loan to a Canadian Oil and Gas company.
  • Acted for lead lender in respect of $47-million syndicated loan made to a development corporation to finance the construction of a condominium tower in Calgary.
  • Acted for lender in respect of project financing facilities provided to a power corporation in order to finance the construction of two fifteen mega-watt gas to power projects which use natural gas to generate power from two turbines.
  • Acted for lender in respect of an amended and restated loan agreement for a wholesale flooring facility and a wholesale leasing facility in the aggregate amount of approximately $180-million.
  • Acted for lender in respect of project financing facilities of approximately $30-million for the purcahse and development of an automobile dealership property.
  • Acted for a seismic data corporation in respect of $50-million syndicate facilities to refinance existing facilities and for general operating purposes.
  • Acted for lead lender in respect of syndicated project financing provided to a development company for the construction of a residential community in Calgary.
  • Acted for lender in respect of an equipment financing to an energy corporation for the purchase and construction of drilling rigs, services rigs and oilfield rental equipment.
  • Acted for lead lender in respect of an amended and restated syndicated loan agreement for facilities of approximately $180-million for general operating purposes and for the purchase of real estate in Alberta.
  • Acted as lead lender's counsel on a $75-million multi-jurisdictional cross-border loan transaction to a major Canadian drilling company.
  • Acted for lender in negotiating participation agreement regarding a loan to a Canadian oilfield services company; the participation agreement was to be used as a template for a series of participations between the two financial institution.
  • Acted as borrower's counsel on a $20-million loan to finance the reorganization of a major Canadian private corporation.
  • Acted as borrower's counsel on a $14-million loan to finance the construction of an industrial/logistics warehouse in north Calgary.
  • Acted as lender's counsel on a $12-million loan to local restaurant owner.
  • Acted for shareholders in $50-million sale of shares in a Calgary-based engineering company to a publicly-owned engineering company.
  • Acted for shareholders in $10-million sale of shares in a Calgary-based meat-packing company
  • Acted for shareholders in $9-million sale of shares in a Calgary-based engineering company to a Venezuelan engineering company.
  • Acted for Alberta-based construction company on two separate asset purchase transactions of $10-million each.
  • Acted for owner on the negotiation/formation of a $14-million agreement regarding the construction of an industrial/logistics warehouse in north Calgary.