Matthew Burgoyne

Matthew Burgoyne | Calgary Business Lawyer | McLEOD LAW


Kimberly 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. He maintains a commercial practice which includes advising on business transactions, securities and corporate finance related matters.

Matthew has extensive experience in acting for borrowers and private lenders, including mortgage investment corporations (MICs) and syndicated mortgage entities. His involvement with the private lending industry includes providing assistance with initial incorporations and organizations of MICs, assisting clients with private placement offerings, specifically the preparation of offering memoranda and subscription agreements, and assisting private lending clients with securities registration issues as they relate to fundraising activities in the private capital market. Over the last 10 years Matthew has acted as lenders’ counsel in a several 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 businesses and individuals involved in digital currency. He assists Canadian clients with regulatory and compliance advice in blockchain and digital currency projects, corporate law, securities advice and banking assistance, that is tailored to start-up ventures in Canada’s burgeoning digital currency community.

Matthew has been involved in virtual currency law since 2013 and has published various articles on the topic of one of the most prolific virtual currency news websites in the world,

Professional Associations & Activities

  • Co-Chair, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group, TAGLaw
  • Member, Private Capital Markets Association (PCMA)
  • Member, PCMA, Private Lending Committe
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta

Speaking Engagements

  • 'State of Crypto Law 2018', Blockchain & Crypto Business Convention, October 2018

Community Involvement

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

Media Coverage

  • Quoted in "Calgary firm accepting crypto-currency for legal services" article, Canadian Lawyer magazine, October 2, 2018
  • Quoted in "Canada's Digital Currency Future" article, The Canadian Bar Association, CBA PracticeLink, February 26, 2018
  • Quoted in an article, 'Why Chile's First Bitcoin Exchange was Funded by the Government: Chile is giving Bitcoin a warm welcome.", Motherboard, April 2015 
  • Quoted in an article in Canadian Lawyer magazine, 'Cryptocurrency!', commenting on the unique challenges facing Canadian financial institutions, June 2, 2014
  • 'When can a Mortgage Investment Corporation Distribute a Dividend?AMBA Matters, Spring 2014
  • Quoted in an article, 'Bitcoin future in Canada', Cointelegraph, November 2013