My transactional experience includes advising clients on M&A transactions involving asset and share transactions, joint venture arrangements, and compliance with securities legislation and exchange policies. I also have experience advising clients on both private and public equity and debt offerings, and financing transactions.

I have robust experience advising on franchise transactions and have acted for franchisors and franchisees on M&A transactions involving franchisors and matters relating to franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, area development agreements, and master franchise agreements.

I also have experience drafting, negotiating, and advising on general commercial contracts for day to day operations of a business which include, but are not limited to, shareholder agreements, intellectual property licensing agreements, consulting agreements, leases, and procurement contracts.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Alberta Bar Association
  • Member, Canada Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Canada Franchise Association

Awards and Recognition

Select Speaking Engagements

  • Chair and Presenter, “Franchising Essentials” Legal Education Society of Alberta: Calgary, Alberta, April 21, 2021
  • Chair and Presenter, “Franchising Essentials” Legal Education Society of Alberta: Edmonton, Alberta, April 14, 2021
  • Presenter, “Know Your Rights & Obligations – Franchise Agreements & Disclosure Documents” Canadian Franchise Association: Virtual Franchise Canada Show – Prairies, February 4, 2021
  • Presenter, “Due Diligence in M&A Transactions” Legal Education Society of Alberta: Calgary, Alberta, January 21, 2021
  • Panel Member, “Ask an Expert”, The Franchise Canada Show 2020, Canadian Franchise Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 14, 2020
  • Presenter, “Spotlight Seminar: Know Your Rights & Obligations – Franchise Agreements & Disclosure Documents” The Virtual Franchise Canada Show 2020, Canadian Franchise Association, British Columbia, May 21, 2020
  • Panel Member, “10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise”, BMO FranNet Franchise Evening, Calgary, Alberta, January 20, 2020
  • Panel Member, “Experts Panel”, The Franchise Canada Show 2020, Canadian Franchise Association, Calgary, Alberta, January 18 and 19, 2020
  • Presenter, “Confessions of a Franchise Lawyer” The Franchise Canada Show 2020, Canadian Franchise Association, Calgary, Alberta, January 18 and 19, 2020
  • Presenter, “Definitive Agreements” Legal Education Society of Alberta: Buying & Selling a Business, Edmonton, Alberta, December 10, 2019
  • Presenter, “Due Diligence” Legal Education Society of Alberta: Buying & Selling a Business, Calgary, Alberta, December 3, 2019, and Edmonton, Alberta, December 10, 2019
  • Presenter, “Confessions of a Franchise Lawyer” The Franchise Canada Show 2019, Canadian Franchise Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 3, 2019
  • Presenter, “Confessions of a Franchise Lawyer”, The Franchise Expo: Own Your Own Business! Edmonton, Alberta, September 22, 2019
  • Panel Member, “Ask an Expert”, The Franchise Expo: Own Your Own Business! Edmonton, Alberta, September 21, 2019
  • Presenter, “The Road to Franchising”, The Franchise Expo: Own Your Own Business! Edmonton, Alberta, September 21, 2019
  • Panel Member, “10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise”, BMO FranNet Franchise Evening, Edmonton, Alberta, September 19, 2019