McLeod Law

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The convenience of two offices (downtown and south Calgary) makes it easier to meet with your lawyers.

Calgary South

300, 14505 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3J3

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Calgary Downtown

Centennial Place, West Tower
Suite 2110, 250 – 5th Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0R4

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Assistant

Melissa Furlong

403.254.3686

Education

  • 1993 University of British Columbia, LLB
  • 1990 University of Alberta, BS

Admissions

  • 1995 Alberta

Experience

Capital Markets & Corporate Finance – Cannabis, Real Estate, Technology and Diversified Industries

  • Advised on the formation of Rocky Mountain Marijuana Inc., a late-stage ACMPR applicant
  • Advised Rocky Mountain Marijuana Inc. in its initial seed funding round for approximately $1.6 million
  • Acted for Rocky Mountain Marijuana Inc. in its private placement of common shares for approximately $2.5 million
  • Acted for RMMI Corp. (parent company of Rocky Mountain Marijuana Inc.) on its initial public offering of $4.4 million and listing on the CSE
  • Acted for Bertram Capital Finance Inc., a Colorado-based company that provides financing to companies in the cannabis industry, in its private placement of approximately $1.1 million
  • Acted for Bertram Capital Finance Inc., in its private placement of approximately $8 million
  • Acted for CannaTest Photonics Ltd. a technology company with new spectroscopy - based technology for the cannabis and hemp industries in its initial private placement of common shares for proceeds of approximately $2 million
  • Acted for CannaTest Photonics Ltd. on its brokered and non-brokered financing lead by PI Financial Inc. totaling approximately $9.1 million
  • Acted for a syndicate of debenture holders in a $15 million USD private placement of notes into ACC Enterprises LLC, a Nevada based cannabis cultivator
  • Counsel to Optimus U.S. Real Estate Fund, on $24 million in private placement financings
  • Counsel to Optimus U.S. Real Estate Fund on a $10 million private placement with a private equity firm
  • Counsel to an Optimus U.S. Real Fund on its $30 million private placement financing with two institutional pension funds
  • Advised a network security technology corporation on $3 million private placement financings
  • Acted for Genesis Land Development Corp., one of Alberta's largest land developers, in its $56.7 million limited partnership financing
  • Acted for Genesis Land Development Corp. in a $25 million limited partnership financing
  • Acted for Genesis Land Development Corp. in a $9 million limited partnership financing
  • Counsel to Synodon Inc., a remote sensing technology company, on its $2.65 million initial public offering
  • Counsel to a real estate issuer on a $6 million debenture financing
  • Counsel to Canada Monetary Corp., an investment company, on its $3 million brokered private placement of convertible debentures

Capital Markets & Corporate Finance – Oil & Gas, Mining and Oilfield Services

  • Counsel to Petrodorado Energy Ltd. on its $75 million brokered equity financing lead by Canaccord Capital together with Genuity Capital Markets, Macquarie Capital Markets Inc. and Raymond James Ltd.
  • Counsel to C-Free Power Corp., a junior renewable energy company, in its $4.2 million equity financing with a large European private equity fund
  • Advised MBase Commerce Inc. on its $9.6 million brokered financing with Paradigm Capital Inc.
  • Counsel to Alloy Capital Corp. on its non-brokered and brokered financing co-lead by Haywood Securities Inc. and Byron Securities Limited totaling $7.7 million
  • Counsel to a Cedar Mountain Exploration, a junior mineral exploration company, on its $1.6 million initial public offering
  • Acted for Q-Gold Resources Ltd., a junior mineral exploration company, on its $1.9 million brokered equity financing
  • Advised Northern Star Mining Corp. in its $7 million brokered equity financing
  • Counsel to a syndicate of investment dealers lead by Haywood Securities Inc. on a $9 million international oil & gas equity financing for Prospero Hydrocarbons Inc.
  • Acted for an oilfield service company on its initial $3.25 million seed private placement financing
  • Acted for an oilfield service company on a $22 million private placement financing
  • Acted for an oilfield service company on a $5 million private placement financing
  • Acted for an oilfield service company on a $40 million private placement of convertible notes with a large institutional hedge fund
  • Counsel to a syndicate of investment dealers lead by Clarus Securities Inc. and including Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. on a $10 million bought deal equity private placement for oilfield services company Lonestar West Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions – Cannabis, Technology, Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining, Oilfield Services, and Diversified Industries

  • Advised on the sale of a commercial trailer business and associated real estate for $11.6 million
  • Advised Quorum Information Technologies on its $14 million acquisition of automotive software company DealerMine Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries
  • Advised Bertram Capital Finance, Inc. on its $11 million merger with Metropolitan Energy Resources Ltd. to form Cannabis One Holdings Inc., and subsequent listing on the CSE
  • Advised CannaTest Photonics Ltd., a technology company with new spectroscopy-based technology for the cannabis and hemp industries, on its $41 million merger with Snow Eagle Resources Ltd. to form FluroTech Ltd. and subsequent listing on the TSX Venture Exchange Inc.
  • Advised Infusion Bioscience Inc., a company with leading edge cannabis extraction technology, in the $45 million sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, Infusion Bioscience Canada Inc. to Sproutly Inc., licensed cannabis cultivator listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange
  • Advised Quorum Information Technologies on its acquisition of software company Autovance Technologies Inc.
  • Acted for CannaTest Photonics Ltd. in its acquisition of spectroscopy-based technology in the cannabis & hemp industries for $3.5 million
  • Counsel to Petrodorado Energy Ltd. on its $25 million merger and reverse take-over of Cap-Link Ventures Ltd.
  • Counsel to Lamplighter Energy Ltd. on its $2.2 million reverse take-over by Blackdog Resources Ltd.
  • Advised mBase Commerce Inc. on its $25 million merger with Gwelan Supply Ltd. to form Bri-Chem Corp.
  • Counsel to Sydco Energy Ltd. on its $8.5 million acquisition of oil & gas assets, mid-stream processing plant and concurrent credit facility
  • Counsel to Alloy Capital Corp. on its $9.9 million reverse take-over by Lancaster Exploration Limited
  • Acted for Z28 Capital Corp. on its $15.7 million merger with online media technology company illumiCell Corp.
  • Acted for an oilfield service company on its $28.5 million acquisition of service rig assets
  • Acted for an oilfield service company on its $59.5 million acquisition of drilling rig assets
Recognition
  • International Advisory Experts 2019 Award Winner, Mergers & Acquisitions - Canada

Logo Intl Advisory Experts

  • Canadian Securities Institute
    • Securities Law & Regulation Certificate
  • Mount Royal University, Faculty of Continuing Education
    • Introduction to the Petroleum Industry
    • Oil & Gas Agreements II
  • University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education
    • Evaluation of Canadian Oil & Gas Properties
Memberships
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association
Community
  • Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth, 2008-2016
    • Director
  • Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, 2003-2013
    • Director
Teaching Roles & Speaking Engagements

TEACHING ROLES

PRESENTER

Managing a Public Company

The TSX Venture Exchange, November 2012


PRESENTER

Rules and Tools Workshop

TSX Venture Exchange, October 2010


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

MODERATOR

Private Equity - A Vehicle for Energy Service Company Growth

International Energy Capital Forum, Global Petroleum Show, June 2014


PRESENTER

Listing on the TSX - Benefits and Process

Excellence in Oil and Gas Investment Event, Sydney, Australia, March 2012


PANELIST

Canada's Capital Pool Company: Raising Money North of the Border

The Reverse Merger Conference, Los Angeles, California, June 2011


MODERATOR

Capital Raising and M&A

Energy Seminar, October 2010


PRESENTER

Raising Capital for Real Estate

Simple Wealth Seminar, February 2010


PANELIST

Mergers & Acquisitions

Access to Capital Conference, June 2009

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