John Merrett, Q.C.: Lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP

John Merrett, Q.C.

Senior Counsel
Calgary,  AB  Canada
Phone403 268 3009

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
     
    University University of Calgary, 1973-1974
     
    Law SchoolUniversity of Manitoba, LL.B., 1978
     
    Admitted1979, Alberta
     
    LanguagesEnglish
     
    Biography

    John has extensive experience in all areas of land law with emphasis on municipal planning and development.

    John is senior counsel to the firm and leads the planning and development group within the Calgary office. John has over 30 years of experience specializing in municipal planning and development matters in numerous jurisdictions within southern Alberta. His experience ranges from annexation matters through land use redesignation, subdivision, development permit, expropriation, and assessment and taxation issues. His clients include many of southern Alberta's major developers from private local corporations to major national and international organizations.

    Experience

    • Numerous downtown office/retail development projects and regional shopping centre proposals

    • Major suburban developments from post-annexation to completion of all approvals

    • Extensive involvement in new industrial subdivisions

    • Major public infrastructure initiatives including hospital redevelopment approvals

    • Annexations in Calgary and surrounding urban municipalities

    Recognition

    • Recommended by Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 and 2014 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Real Estate Law (Municipal, Property Development)

    • Designated Queen's Counsel, 2006

    • Selected by Best Lawyers, a well-respected legal rankings publication, as a leading lawyer in Canada.

    Activities and Affiliations

    • Member of various subsections of the Canadian Bar Association

    Community Involvement and Pro Bono

    Community Involvement

    • Extensive involvement in community and political associations

    Pro Bono

    • Extensive work with numerous philanthropic and charitable organizations

    Teaching Roles

    • Frequent lecturer before, and contributor to, numerous professional and educational organizations

    Presentations

    • Frequent lecturer before, and contributor to, numerous professional and educational organizations

     
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    Office Information

    John Merrett, Q.C.

    850 - 2nd Street SW
    CalgaryAB T2P 0R8




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