John Poetker is Counsel in our Calgary office practising in the Securities/Capital Markets and Corporate/Commercial areas. John focuses his practice on assisting clients, both public and private, in a variety of sectors with respect to corporate and securities law matters, corporate governance, stock exchange and continuous disclosure matters and transactional matters in the oil & gas sector both domestically and internationally.
John's current practice evolved from a previous broader and general practice that included litigation and labour relations matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, John was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 13 years, until April 1981. His experience in the force consisted of general detachment work in Saskatchewan, administrative responsibilities in the commercial crime branch in Ottawa, and commercial crime investigation in Alberta. This background contributes to the practical, common-sense approach he brings to legal matters.
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Director, oil field service company
•(Past) Director, publicly traded oil and gas companies
•Director of Seaman Hotchkiss Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation focused on the grassroots development of hockey