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 the 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 and reverse take-overs (RTOs); 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 regularly provides expertise on corporate governance and continuous disclosure for companies listed on both the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX.

Representative Work

  • Trimac Transportation Services Inc. in its $70M acquisition of Gibson Energy's Canadian trucking business.
  • 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 2020 (and since 2015) edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate Law and Securities Law).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2012) of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star.
  • Recipient of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.