Melissa is the Regional Group Manager of the Corporate & Capital Markets Group in our Calgary office and a partner in the Securities and Capital Markets Group. Melissa is also the co-leader of BLG's
Driven by Women Initiative in Calgary. As part of her practice, Melissa advises both public and private Canadian and foreign-based clients in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, cannabis, mining, technology, biotechnology, manufacturing and the hospitality industry, with clients from small start-up private entities to large multinational companies. Many of her public clients are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and other foreign stock exchanges.
Melissa’s practice also includes advising buyers, sellers and board of directors in relation to mergers and acquisitions; advising clients in connection with corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance, director and officer liability issues, and continuance disclosure obligations; advising both underwriters and issuers in various types of equity and debt financings and initial public offerings; and advising clients in connection with a variety of other corporate and commercial matters, including structuring corporate reorganizations and other business transactions, joint venture, partnership and shareholder agreements, negotiating, drafting and reviewing a large variety of commercial contracts and advising in respect of shareholder matters.