Kevin thinks of himself as a business person who happens to be a lawyer. For many years as a business person, I consistently saw lawyers impeding deals. I did not want to be that lawyer. I view my role as making sure my clients understand the risks in a transaction's deal-points, without using legalese. Then, I let my clients decide how to handle an issue as it is their money.
Many professional service providers turn to Kevin. He regularly handles sales and acquisitions for dentists, veterinarians, therapists, architects, physicians and other professionals in Alberta. Kevin estimates that he has handled 150 mergers and acquisitions over the last six or seven years.
In addition to M&A and commercial law, Kevin represents corporate clients in business dissolutions, reorganizations, shareholder agreements, various commercial agreements and often represents borrowers in debt financing matters. I'm often a business resource in commercial litigation cases, where I can help explain the underlying issues in a contested commercial claim or dispute.
Outside of Work
Kevin is a veteran baseball, hockey and lacrosse coach who still plays hockey himself. I have two knee surgeries and one shoulder surgery to prove it.
Volunteer / Pro Bono
Calgary Rotary Challenger Park Director 2010-Present
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Soccer Coach 2011-2013
Calgary West Soccer Club Coach 2013-2014
Bow River Bruins Hockey Association Coach 2013-Present
Calgary Hornets Lacrosse Association Coach 2014-Present
In June 2013, Calgary had a significant flood, with five deaths, 100,000 people displaced and $5 billion in damages. Downtown Calgary was closed off to the public, seriously disrupting work and life for the region's 1.1 million residents.
Meanwhile, a client of Kevin's - a residential builder - was ready to close on over 25 deals - flood or no flood. As Kevin explains it, My client had customers who wanted to move into their homes, and the flood interfered. He said to me, 'We need a plan to handle these closings.'
Kevin quickly came up with a solution. In about an hour, he and four paralegals set up a temporary, fully functioning remote office, with all of the files, faxing and computer capacity he and his client needed. For five days, we didn't miss a single closing. It was business as usual for us. My client said, 'That's when we knew we had a partner.'
Canadian Bar Association Member 2002-Present
Calgary Bar Association Member 2005-Present
Calgary Chamber of Commerce Member 2008-Present
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association Member 2008-Present