Matthew Burgoyne

Kim Jeffery
Admitted to the Alberta Bar, 2006
Admitted to the Manitoba Bar, 2005
University of Manitoba, LL.B., 2004

Matthew was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2005 and the Alberta Bar in 2006 and maintains a commercial practice which includes advising on business transactions, securities and corporate finance related matters.

He has extensive experience in acting for borrowers and private lenders, including mortgage investment corporations (MICs) and syndicated mortgage entities.  Matthew’s involvement with the private lending industry includes advising on a wide range of matters, from providing specialized assistance with initial incorporations and organizations of MICs to assisting clients with private placement offerings, specifically the preparation of offering memoranda and subscription agreements.  He also assists his private lending clients with securities registration issues as they relate to fundraising activities in the exempt market.  Additionally, over the last 10 years Matthew has acted as lenders’ counsel in a large number of asset-based and real estate-based secured lending transactions on behalf of MICs, mortgage syndicators and other private lenders.

Matthew’s practice also includes acting for Bitcoin entities operating in the developing area of virtual currency law, specifically assisting Canadian clients with regulatory and compliance advice, corporate law, securities advice and banking assistance tailored to start-up ventures in the Canadian Bitcoin space. Matthew is also involved with international counsel in assisting Canadian clients with respect to the burgeoning area of virtual currency law and has published various articles on the topic on one of the most prolific virtual currency news websites in the world.

Professional Associations & Activities

  • Member, Private Capital Markets Association (PCMA)
  • Member, Private Capital Markets Association (PCMA), Private Lending Committe
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta

Community Involvement

  • Director, Calgary Crime Stoppers
  • Former Board Member, Oxford House Foundation of Canada
  • Former Board Member, Bishop O’Byrne Housing For Seniors Association


Speaking Engagements

  • "Digital Assets in Estate Matters", Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Wills & Trusts Law - South Section Meeting, January 13, 2015
  • Inside Bitcoins: the future of virtual currency, "A Primer on Canadian Bitcoin Law", April 7-8, 2014, New York

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