David Sevalrud, ICD.D., K.C.
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Calgary, 1976
Bachelor of Laws, University of Calgary, 1983
Directors Education Program, Haskayne School of Business, 2009
ICD.D (Institute-certified Director), Institute of Corporate Directors, 2009
Not-for-Profit Directors Program, Haskayne School of Business, 2013
Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association
Past Chair, Business Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association
Gas Processing Association of Canada
Canadian Energy Law Foundation
Governance Professionals of Canada
Institute of Corporate Directors
Association for Corporate Growth
Petroleum Joint Venture Association
Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association
Lawyers Associated Worldwide
Assisting with restructuring of complex corporate and debt finance issues.
Advising technology, service corporations and agricultural organizations on corporate structure, shareholder agreements and corporate governance issues.
Drafting of tailored Drilling Contracts
Corporate Secretary of Midstream Corporation.
Acted for purchaser of Spyglass Assets from Receiver.
Assisted Midstream Management Team with start-up and private equity financing.
Provided independent advice to the board of directors of Opti in connection with their combined CCAA/CBCA process and sale to CNOOC for $2.2 billion.
Provided independent legal advice to the board of directors of a public junior oil & gas corporation with respect to material unauthorized transactions by a senior executive.
Provided independent legal advice to the board of directors of a private junior gas corporation in the context of an imminent receivership.
Provided independent advice to the board of directors of an intermediate oil sands corporation in connection with a $700 million sale of assets.
Provided independent legal advice to the board of directors of Planet Organic in the context of a CCAA restructuring.
Drafting and revising various documents for non-profits including bylaws, articles, role descriptions and terms of reference.
Advising on a broad range of governance issues for corporations and not-for-profit organizations.
Acted for an environmental services business in its sale to an environmental engineering corporation.
Advised a locally based cross border manufacturing business with respect to succession planning issues.
Acted for both sellers and buyers in the sale or purchase of engineering companies locally and internationally.
Acted for a private manufacturer of portable oil field accommodation to a private equity fund.
Acted for a private software services business in its sale to a public software provider.
Acted for the buyer of $180 million in oil & gas assets, partly as an asset purchase and partly by purchase of shares.
Negotiated and drafted numerous shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements.
Acted for financial institutions in connection with financings for the purchase of real estate, conventional oil & gas financing and oil field services businesses.
Acted for an oil sands corporation in resolving oil sands lease tenure issues with the crown.
Negotiating farmout agreements and assists with the resolution of operating issues.
President of Mountain View UCP Constituency Association
Member of Audit and Finance Committee, Law Society of Alberta
Former Member of Governance Committee, Law Society of Alberta
Former Director, Hockey Alberta, Hockey Calgary and McKnight Hockey
Former President, MS Society of Alberta
Former Director, MS Society of Canada
teaching & publications
Legal Risk Management for Directors and Officers of Not-For-Profit Corporations in Alberta (Legal Education Society of Alberta, 2013)
Real Estate Council of Alberta – Good Governance Practices 2013
Association of General Counsel of Alberta – Advising Boards in the Context of CCAA or CBCA Restructuring 2013
Role of General Counsel in Enterprise-wide Risk Management 2012 & 2013 (Canadian Bar Association – Charities Law Subsection)
Differences for Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers in Alberta for Not for Profit Corporations (Legal Education Society of Alberta 2012)
Federated Press – Establishing Good Corporate Governance Practices 2011
Canadian Board Diversity Counsel – Get on Board Program, Duties and Liabilities of Directors – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Courses over several years.
Shareholder Agreements - Drafting Considerations (Legal Education Society of Alberta 2007)
Selected Issues in the Context of the Assignment, Surrender and Termination of the Freehold Oil & Gas Lease (Insight Conference 1998)
Directors and Officers Conflicts of Interest (Canadian Bar Association – Business Law Subsection 1989)