Melissa has experience in representing both private and publicly traded issuers and has acted on behalf of underwriters and dealers in both public and private offerings of equity and debt. She also assists clients with corporate governance matters and continuous disclosure compliance obligations, as well as general corporate and commercial matters.
•Acted on behalf of Divestco Inc., a TSXV listed corporation, with a C$6.4 million asset disposition.
•Acted on behalf of the underwriters in connection with an offering of preferred shares, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$150-million.
•Assisted the joint global co-ordinators in connection with the US$580 million international IPO and Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing of a large Canadian oil sands corporation.
•Assisted a Canadian corporation on the renewal of its C$2-billion medium term note program and U$2-billion multi-jurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS) cross-border shelf program.
•Assisted a Canadian corporation in a US$1-billion offering of notes in an MJDS cross-border offering.
•Assisted a TSX listed oil and gas issuer on its C$89 million acquisition of oil and gas assets and public offering of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of C$100 million in relation to financing the acquisition.
•Assisted a TSX listed oil and gas issuer on its acquisition by way of plan of arrangement and concurrent spin-out of a TSXV listed corporation.
•Assisted a TSXV listed junior oil producer on its public offering of C$85 million principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures and a concurrent C$50.1 million share offering, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$135 million.
Before pursuing a career in law, Melissa worked for one of the largest Canadian banks for a period of four years.
Volunteer / Pro Bono
High profile Calgary based charitable organization Corporate Secretary 2008-2013
University of Calgary Corporate Law Club Founding Member
University of Calgary's Women in Law Committee Chairperson
Transaction Analysis M&A Deal Study December 2013
Association of Women Lawyers Member 2007-Present
Canadian Bar Association Member 2004-Present
Law Society of Alberta Member 2008-Present