J. David McInnes, ICD.D: Lawyer with Field Law

J. David McInnes, ICD.D

Counsel
Edmonton,  AB  Canada
Phone780 423 7651

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Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Transactional and Corporate
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Pensions and Benefits
 
Law SchoolQueen's University, Bachelor of Laws, 1977
 
Admitted1979, Alberta; 1979, Ontario; 2003, Northwest Territories
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations

Association Title Dates
Alberta Society of Professional Biologists Member 2007-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Aboriginal Law Section (North) Member 1985-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Business Law Section (North) Member 1985-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Environmental Law Section (North) Member 1985-Present
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Member 1982-Present
Edmonton Bar Association Member 1979-Present
Institute of Corporate Directors Member 2007-Present
Law Society of Alberta Member 1979-Present
Law Society of Northwest Territories Member 2003-Present
Law Society of Upper Canada Member 2003-Present

 
Biography

Dave's primary area of practice is providing strategic advice in regard to the identification, development and management of business opportunities. He also works in land development, transaction negotiation, commercial financings and the purchase and sale of businesses. He has managed the business and legal aspects of a number of significant agribusiness development projects and has assisted with the organization of a human resources department for a national employer. He has also managed significant projects for Provincial and Territorial governments in the area of legislative review, planning and development.

Dave has acted in the role of general counsel to assist clients with the organization and structure of their businesses. He has conducted a number of in-house seminars on topics such as negotiating financing and the structuring of joint ventures. In addition, he has acted as a consultant on economic planning and fiscal matters.

Dave is a Director of a number of Alberta based corporations.

Leadership and Executive

Volunteer, Pro Bono, and Community Organizations

Organization Title Dates
Institute of Corporate Directors - Edmonton Chapter Executive Committee Member 2010-Present
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability; World Congress, Urban Nature Section Chair 2008-2009
City of Edmonton, Sports & Recreation - Community Investment Grants Chair 2003-2008
City of Edmonton, Community Services Advisory Board Member 2002-2008
Whitemud Creek Advisory Committee Chair 2000-2003
City of Edmonton, Enterprise Committee Director 1999-2008
Edmonton Nature Centres Foundation Director and Past President 1990-Present
Junior Achievement (Alberta) Chair and Director 1983-1991

Non-Volunteer Director Positions

Organization Title Dates
Hydril Canadian Company, Ltd. Director 1990-2007
Coal Valley Investment Corporation Director 2002-2005
Overlander Mountain Park Properties Director and Vice President 2004-Present
Bowen Tools, Ltd. Director 1984-2002

Volunteer / Pro Bono

Our lawyers have a strong commitment to their communities volunteering in a broad range of sectors often in leadership capacities. As a Firm, we recognize, applaud and support their efforts. Below are some of the community, volunteer or pro bono committments Dave has made.

Organization Position Date
Institute of Corporate Directors - Edmonton Chapter Executive Committee Member 2010-Present
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability; World Congress, Urban Nature Section Chair 2008-2009 Alberta Society of Professional Biologists Public Member 2007-Present
City of Edmonton, Sports & Recreation - Community Investment Grants Chair 2003-2008 City of Edmonton, Community Services Advisory Board Member 2002-2008
Whitemud Creek Advisory Committee Chair 2000-2003 City of Edmonton, Enterprise Committee Director 1999-2008
City of Edmonton, Enterprise Committee Public Member 1999-Present Edmonton Nature Centres Foundation Director and Past President 1990-Present
Junior Achievement (Alberta) Chair and Director 1983-1991

Published Works

We are committed to keeping our clients educated and informed on the issues affecting them. The following published works were written, or contributed to, by Dave.

Articles

Title Publication Date
Advisors' Liability for the Failure of Due Diligence The Entrepreneur September 2001
Internet Sales and The Duty of Care The Entrepreneur June 2001 Did You Know? Financial Assistance Rules The Entrepreneur October 2000
Your Plant - Their Inspection The Entrepreneur October 2000 Did You Know? The Fair Trading Act The Entrepreneur October 1999
The Franchisor - What He Has to Tell You! The Entrepreneur July 1999 Did You Know? Federal Information Protection The Entrepreneur April 1999

Presentations

As a service to our clients, our lawyers regularly present at seminars and speaking engagements to audiences in cities across Alberta, the Northwest Territories and North America.

Lecturer / Teaching Positions

The following is a list of lectures, classes, seminars or speaking engagements given or taught by Dave:

Topic Audience Dates
Lecturer: Business and Legal issues Community colleges
Lecturer: Alberta Bar Admission Course on Commercial Law
Lecturer: Interest and community groups on Estate Planning, Commercial Financing, Business Planning and Tendering


Past Presentations

The following is a list of presentations, seminars or speaking engagements previously given by Dave:

Presentation Audience Date
Legal Information for Small Business Success Hinton Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Invitees October 2010

 
Reported CasesReported Cases: We advocate for our clients before decision makers at courts and tribunals to have their issues resolved. The reported cases below belong to Dave and are representative of Dave's experience. Case Cite Court Year Hardy (Re) [1998] A.E.A.B.D. No. 19 Alberta Environmental Appeals Board 1998; Walker (Re) [1994] A.E.A.B.D. No. 3 Alberta Environmental Appeals Board 1994; Bank of Montreal v. International Polyurethane Co. [1981] A.J. No. 588 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1981
 
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J. David McInnes, ICD.D

2000 - 10235 101 Street NW
EdmontonAB T5J 3G1




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