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

J. David McInnes, ICD.D

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

Professional Associations

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


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.

Published Works

The following published works were written, or contributed to, by Dave.

Articles 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

Volunteer / Pro Bono

Below are some of the community, volunteer or pro bono committments Dave has made.

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


Lecturer / Teaching Positions

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

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:

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

Reported CasesReported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Dave and are representative of Dave's experience. 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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