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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BV® Distinguished

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Practice Areas

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

    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


    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 35 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.

    •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

    •Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Real Estate Law (2006-2015)
    Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
    •Designated Queen's Counsel, 2006

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

    •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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