John J. Poetker

John J. Poetker: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Senior Counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

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.

Community Involvement

•Director of Seaman Hotchkiss Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation focused on the grassroots development of hockey

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Business and Corporate Commercial
  • Oil and Gas
  • Corporate Governance and Special Committees
  • Purchase and Sale of a Business

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9455  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
Carleton University, B.A., Economics, with Distinction, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Ottawa, LL.B., cum laude, 1982
Year of First admission:
1982, Alberta

Professional Involvement

•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Director, oil field service company
•(Past) Director, publicly traded oil and gas companies

Community Involvement

•Director of Seaman Hotchkiss Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation focused on the grassroots development of hockey

Reported Cases:
Representative Work; Advising both multinational and small business in corporate and commercial matters and in the negotiation of and drafting of related agreements. Transactional matters involving both oil & gas and oil & gas service companies in their domestic and international operations. Co-advising and acting on behalf of major contractors with respect to public private partnership construction contracts and initiatives. Acquisition and disposition of oil & gas interests. Mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies. Acting as counsel to publicly traded and private companies and providing day-to-day advice on a broad range of corporate matters. Acquisition and disposition of businesses. Reorganization of corporate groups, including creating and restructuring corporations, partnerships and limited partnerships within the group.

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Calgary, Alberta

  • Calgary, AB
    Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB M5H 3Y4

    403.232.9455 Phone

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