John A. Brigidear

Partner

Calgary

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Education & Qualifications

  • Alberta Bar (2003)
  • JD (Saskatchewan, 2002)
  • B.Comm. (finance) with distinction (Saskatchewan, 2002)

John’s practice focuses on corporate finance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate/commercial transactions with extensive experience in public offerings, private placements and corporate reorganizations.

  • Counsel to issuers with respect to numerous public and private debt and equity financings, initial public offerings, short form prospectus offerings and private placement financings.
  • Counsel to reporting issuers with respect to corporate governance matters, securities reporting, compliance and listing issues.
  • Counsel to private equity fund and registered exempt market dealer, investment fund manager and portfolio manager.
  • Counsel to TSX-V listed issuer on $14.6 million share exchange transaction.
  • Co-counsel to TSX listed issuer in its $400 million purchase of oil and gas royalty interests.
  • Counsel to TSX listed issuer in its $66 million plan of arrangement transaction.
  • Counsel to TSX listed issuer in its $15 million plan of arrangement transaction.
  • Counsel to TSX-V listed issuer in its $17 million brokered private placement
  • Counsel to TSX-V listed issuer on non-brokered $10 million private placement.
  • Counsel to private issuer on brokered $10 million private placement.
  • Counsel to TSX-V listed issuer on Rights Offering in aggregate of $8 million.
  • Counsel to borrower on renewal and increase of $154 million real estate development credit facility.
  • Counsel to borrower on $35 million term loan
  • Counsel to borrower on $52 million day-light loan
  • Counsel to borrower on $29 million refinance of industrial property.
  • Counsel to borrower on $36 million private loan.
  • Counsel to lender on $15 million subordinate secured convertible debenture.
  • Counsel to purchaser of shares valued at $80 million of pipeline construction business.
  • Counsel to vendor of shares valued at $52 million of pipeline construction business.
  • Counsel to vendor of shares of $11 million international retail and wholesale baked goods franchise and related manufacturing facility.
  • Counsel to vendor on sale of 50% of shares of land development company valued at $12 million.
  • Counsel to purchaser in connection with $7.1 million purchase of retail chain and related financing.
  • Counsel to purchaser of $6.5 million manufacturing facility.
  • Counsel to vendors and purchasers in connection with numerous commercial, office and industrial property purchase and sale transactions.

John advises clients on general corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on securities law and commercial real estate. He has extensive experience with continuous disclosure, corporate governance matters and compliance matters. He also has acted for buyers, sellers and target companies on numerous transactions in industries including: retail, entertainment, commercial real estate, manufacturing, equipment sales, financial services, and energy services, by way of asset and share transactions and plan of arrangement.

He also acts as external general counsel for a variety of organizations, providing advice on a wide range of matters.

  • Panellist, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Contract Review and Clause Negotiation, 2017
  • Co-authored article titled “Non-Disclosure Agreements and Protection of Confidential Information
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, Real Property Subsection
  • Canadian Bar Association, Non-Tax Lawyers Sections