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Joe Brennan

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I advise public and private companies, private equity funds, investment banks and exempt market dealers in the negotiation, structuring and implementation of:

  • Equity and debt financings 
  • IPOs, RTOs, CPCs and QTs 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Reorganizations and restructurings 
  • Proxy battles and shareholder activism 

In addition, I regularly advise clients in respect of ongoing corporate governance, continuous disclosure and regulatory compliance matters.


  • University of Alberta, 1996, Bachelor of Laws
  • University of Toronto, 1993, Bachelor of Education
  • University of Toronto, 1992, Bachelor of Physical Health and Education

Call to the Bar

  • 1997, Law Society of Alberta

Representative Work

  • I have acted as lead counsel in the raising of approximately $3.0 billion in public debt and equity. I have also been involved in approximately $5.0 billion in M&A transactions.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
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I enjoy doing fun things with my family, especially my daughter.


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