Melinda Park is a partner in the Securities and Capital Markets Group in our Calgary office.
She is a senior member of firm management, having recently completed her term as Chair of the Partnership Board, the Firm's highest governing body, becoming the first woman at BLG to hold the position. Melinda is Regional Group Manager for the Corporate & Capital Markets Group in Calgary, past Chair of the Firm's Audit Committee, and was a member of the Partnership Board for six years.
Melinda has practised securities and corporate law for over 20 years, with a focus on securities, corporate finance and commercial transactions. She primarily represents corporate clients on securities and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and reverse take-overs (RTOs); going public in Canada; and financings by way of prospectus and private placement offerings. She regularly advises boards of directors and committees of public and private companies. Melinda has extensive experience advising corporate clients and structuring business transactions. She regularly provides expertise on corporate governance and continuous disclosure for companies listed on both the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX.
Publications & Presentations
•Co-Author, ASC Releases Results of EMD Sweep/CSA Provides Guidance on Small Firms Compliance, BLG Investment Management Bulletin, June 2017.
•Co-Author, Quebec Court of Appeal Rejects Several Aspects of Pan-Canadian Securities Regime, BLG Securities and Capital Markets Bulletin, May 2017.
•Co-Author, Less is More - the CSA Considers Significantly Streamlining Prospectus and Continuous Reporting Disclosure, BLG Securities and Capital Markets Bulletin, April 2017.
•Faculty Member, Managing a Public Company, TSX Venture Exchange.
Rankings & Recognitions
•Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2015) edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law and Securities Law).
•Recipient of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.
•Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2012) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).
•Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, Board of Directors and Chair of Governance Committee
•Calgary Minor Soccer Association, Board of Directors
•Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Board of Governors
•Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Chair, Investment Committee
•Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Member, Audit Committee
•TSX Venture Exchange, Local Advisory Committee Member
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