John J. Poetker

John J. Poetker  

Senior Counsel

Executive Summary

John Poetker is Counsel in our Calgary office practising in the Securities/Capital Markets and Corporate/Commercial areas. John focuses his practice on assisting clients, both public and private, in a variety of sectors with respect to corporate and securities law matters, corporate governance, stock exchange and continuous disclosure matters and transactional matters in the oil & gas sector both domestically and internationally.

John’s current practice evolved from a previous broader and general practice that included litigation and labour relations matters.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, John was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 13 years, until April 1981. His experience in the force consisted of general detachment work in Saskatchewan, administrative responsibilities in the commercial crime branch in Ottawa, and commercial crime investigation in Alberta. This background contributes to the practical, common-sense approach he brings to legal matters.

Representative Work

  • Advising both multinational and small business in corporate and commercial matters and in the negotiation of and drafting of related agreements.
  • Transactional matters involving both oil & gas and oil & gas service companies in their domestic and international operations.
  • Co-advising and acting on behalf of major contractors with respect to public private partnership construction contracts and initiatives.
  • Acquisition and disposition of oil & gas interests.
  • Mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies.
  • Acting as counsel to publicly traded and private companies and providing day-to-day advice on a broad range of corporate matters.
  • Acquisition and disposition of businesses.
  • Reorganization of corporate groups, including creating and restructuring corporations, partnerships and limited partnerships within the group.