Melinda Park

Melinda Park  


Executive Summary

Melinda Park is a partner in the Securities and Capital Markets Group in our Calgary office.

She is a senior member of firm management, having recently completed her term as Chair of the Partnership Board, the Firm's highest governing body, becoming the first woman at BLG to hold the position. Melinda is Regional Group Manager for the Corporate & Capital Markets Group in Calgary, past Chair of the Firm's Audit Committee, and was a member of the Partnership Board for six years.

Melinda has practised securities and corporate law for over 20 years, with a focus on securities, corporate finance and commercial transactions. She primarily represents corporate clients on securities and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, going public in Canada, and financings by way of prospectus and private placement offerings. She regularly advises boards of directors and committees of public and private companies. Melinda has extensive experience advising corporate clients and structuring business transactions. She has also been involved in providing expertise on corporate governance and continuous disclosure for numerous companies listed on both the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX.

Representative Work

  • Securities and Corporate Counsel to PetroNova Inc., on a plan of arrangement with Petroamerica Oil Corp.
  • Counsel to Canadian Phoenix Resources Corp. on a plan of arrangement with Renegade Petroleum Ltd.
  • Securities and Corporate Counsel to NiMin Energy Corp., a TSX-listed oil & gas corporation
  • Counsel to Petra Petroleum Inc., on a plan of arrangement with Mitra Energy Limited

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2012) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recipient of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition (Corporate Law and Securities Law), and the 2015 to 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Securities Law).