McLeod Law

403.278.9411

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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

Manulife Place
500, 707 - 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0Y3

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Matthew T. Burgoyne

Partner

403.254.3827

OFFICE: Downtown

Assistant

Kimberly Jeffery

403.254.3843

Education

  • 2004 University of Manitoba, LLB

Admissions

  • 2006 Alberta
  • 2005 Manitoba

Experience

  • Represents Blockchain Venture Capital Inc., the first stablecoin issuer in Canada to partner with a subsidiary of a schedule 1 Canadian financial institution
  • Represented some of Canada’s initial cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Represents one of Canada’s first non-fungible token (NFT) platforms
  • Represents the issuer of Canada’s first digital currency created for the casino industry
  • Acted as vendor’s counsel in the sale of an Alberta based EOS block producer to a San Francisco based purchaser
  • Represents a global visual media company headquartered in the US, which is a supplier of stock images, editorial photography, video and music for business and consumers
  • Represents Alberta’s largest mortgage investment entity, a mortgage investment fund with over $150,000,000 in assets under management
Recognition

RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE

PUBLICATIONS

Memberships
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Securities Commission
    • New Economy Advisory Committee
  • Canada Blockchain Consortium
    • Board of Directors, 2020-Present
    • Head of Legal Committee, 2019-2020
  • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada 
    • Private Lending committee
  • TAGLaw Blockchain & Cryptocurrency specialty group
    • Co-Chair
  • Open Banking Initiative Canada
    • Working Group
Community
  • Canadian Blockchain Consortium
    • Director and Chair of legal committee
  • Calgary Crime Stoppers Association
    • Former President and Director
  • Oxford House Foundation of Canada
    • Former board member
  • Bishop O’Byrne Housing for Seniors Association
    • Former board member
Teaching Roles & Speaking Engagements

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


SPEAKER

2021 CMSBA Canada Spring Training Session

The Canadian Money Services Business Association, June 2021


MODERATOR

Deconstructing IIROC/CSA Staff Notice 21-329: Who is affected? What are the obligations?

Canadian Blockchain Consortium webinar, May 2021


PRESENTER

Crypto & Taxation 101

Spring 2021 TAG Alliances Virtual International Conference: TAG Tax, May 2021


SPEAKER

New FATF Draft Guidelines and the potential threat facing the De-Fi, NFT and Stablecoin industries

Canadian Blockchain Consortium webinar, April 2021


SPEAKER

Technology Law Career Panel

University of Calgary Technology Law Association webinar, March 2021


SPEAKER

Sanctions - Discover how the long arm of US law can have devastating impact

Canada Blockchain Consortium webinar, February 2021


SPEAKER

The Future of Money: Canadian Digital Currency Law 2020

Vexxit Business webinar, December 2020


MODERATOR

Trust in Transactions: Security & Digital Currency Exchanges

Alberta Technology Symposium, April 2020


SPEAKER

Trust in Transactions: Security & Digital Currency Exchanges

Alberta Technology Symposium, April 2020


MODERATOR

Trust in Tokens: Regulating Blockchain Securities

Alberta Blockchain Summit, September 2019


SPEAKER

Financing Blockchain Innovation; 
The Future of Blockchain Regulation in Canada

Bitcoin Rodeo Conference, March 2019


SPEAKER

State of Crypto Law 2018

Blockchain & Crypto Business Convention, October 2018

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