Andy's primary focus is to provide corporate and commercial advice to Alberta businesses whether operating locally, nationwide or internationally. He is experienced in a variety of corporate transactions, including public equity and debt offerings, transfers of ownership of companies, international financing transactions and acting as general counsel for companies listed on the Alberta, Vancouver, Toronto, U.S. and NASDAQ Stock Exchanges.
Andy has lectured extensively, appeared on the Global and CTV Television Networks, CBC Radio and provided interviews to print media.
•Recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his extensive pro bono work
•Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished BV Peer Review Rating
•Awarded the International Award of Merit from the Republic of Ukraine, May 2008
•Awarded a University of Alberta Alumni Association Honour Award, September 2007
•Awarded the 2005 Alberta “Hetman Award” for outstanding community volunteerism and development by the Alberta Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress
•Appointment as Queen's Counsel, Janaury 2000
In the Media
• Featured on Embassy of Ukraine in Canada's website regarding the Taras Shevchenko Monument in Ottawa, February 21, 2011
•Lifetime Member, Canadian Authors Association
•Aging Defenseman of the GT Clams Hockey Team currently in the AMHL where he has played for the past few decades. Former Coach of youth soccer and hockey teams
•Participant in choral work along with singing for choruses for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Edmonton Opera Association
•Grant MacEwan University - Chairman of School of Business Advisory Council
•University of Alberta - Member of Academic Advisory Council to the Kule Institute of Advanced Studies
•Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta - Sessional Instructor Commercial Law - Andy teaches in a 13 week course of commercial law which is presented to students in certificate programs through the University of Alberta including Certified General Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, Insurance Fellowship programs, and Investment Institute Programs, Purchasing Management Programs and others. Since 1991, Andy has presented 24 units of this 13 week course and is currently teaching this course through the Faculty of Extension.
•Law Society of Alberta - Bar Admission Course - For 14 years, Andy has been a lecturer in the Bar Admission Course. In 1984 and 1985, he was a lecturer for the segment Purchase and Sale of Businesses and during the period 1986 through 1998 was a lecturer in the Corporation Subsection of the Bar Admission Course.
•Co-host, 31st Annual Christmas Bureau Breakfast, December 12, 2012
•Co-host, 30th Annual Christmas Bureau Breakfast, December 20, 2011
•Presenter, Eye of the Tiger: Planning to Sell Your Business - Dentons Breakfast for the Mind Series, Fall 2010
•Credit Institute of Canada: Webinars - (December 5, 2010) Getting Blood from the Corporate Stone
•Canadian Insurance Bureau - Directors and Officers Liability Seminar - Edmonton, Alberta (June 2009)
•Commercial Lease Agreements: The Modern View - Edmonton, Alberta - Insurance Institute of Northern Alberta (October 31, 2008)
•Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Mid-Winter Conference - January 2011 - Recent Developments in Solicitors Practice - panelist and presentation paper