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Corporate Commercial Securities
Labour & Employment
LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta
BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2015), Northwest Territories (2021)
Pat carries on a broad practice, supporting his clients in all varieties of corporate and commercial transactions and labour and employment matters.
Having started his career in industry, Pat's approach to law is unique. The time Pat spent in-house as corporate counsel to a large mining contractor and his significant experience in the oil sands industry provided him with insight on how legal counsel function as a strategic partner to the business and the important balance between risk management and commercial reality. Timeliness, accuracy and practicality is paramount in his practice and he strives to always be available to his clients when they need him.
Pat has a wide variety of corporate and commercial legal experience, including business start-ups, corporate structuring, corporate re-organizations, commercial leasing and real estate, commercial financing, creating and implementing joint ventures, conducting commercial bid reviews, negotiating procurement contracts, and negotiating lending agreements.
With respect to labour and employment law, Pat has assisted clients with policy development, collective bargaining, union organizing efforts, workplace grievances and arbitration, wrongful dismissal claims, human rights claims, and in challenging WCB decisions.
Pat is also actively involved in the firm’s political law group, acting as legal counsel to third party advertisers and lobbyists.
Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:
Acts as general counsel to businesses of all sizes and across industries, providing support to business owners and management teams with respect to matters such as:
In addition to his commercial practice, Pat also regularly works in the firm’s Political Law group.
Pat acts as corporate legal counsel and advises on corporate structuring and requirements with respect to Third Party Advertising in Canada.
Pat also regularly provides advice and guidance on issues relating to the Conflicts of Interest Act and to individuals and organizations with respect to compliance and applicability of lobbyist legislation. In particular, Pat regularly provides advice on whether an individual or corporation’s activities fall within the definition of lobbying.