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Melissa provides strategic counsel to owner-managed and closely-held businesses, real estate developers, and lenders with corporate, commercial and regulatory issues, including assisting with secured financings, commercial transactions, corporate reorganizations, land development contracts, joint ventures, sales and acquisitions of businesses, technology and licensing matters, and contracting for third party services. Business owners and individuals also benefit from Melissa's experience advising on the corporate aspects of estate planning and domestic agreements.
In addition, Melissa practices in the area of privacy law, drafting privacy policies, advising on compliance issues in contracts such as services contracts, international and outsourcing arrangements and assisting with numerous other privacy law compliance issues for both the private and public sector. She also advises numerous not for profit, philanthropic, tax-exempt entities, educational organizations and religious institutions on corporate governance and other commercial and governance matters.
Value to Clients
Earlier in her legal career, Melissa was seconded to a client in the post-secondary education sector. This practical experience gave her a first-hand appreciation for the client’s point a view, a perspective that continues to benefit her clients today. She has a strong appreciation for the important roles that accessibility, responsiveness and communication play in helping her clients achieve their goals and minimize their risk.
Outside the Office
Melissa enjoys running and reading.
Edmonton Humane Society
Committee Member (Human Resources Litigation)
2003 - Present
Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
2007 - Present
G.R. Barnes & Associates Ltd. v. Solvent Buddy (Western) Inc.,  A.J. No. 839, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Government of Canada Suspends CASL's Private Right of Action Provisions
Porter Airlines Pays $150,000 for Alleged Violations of Canada's AntiSpam Legislation (CASL)
Real Estate Contracts in the Digital Era
Round Table Discussion: Current Issues in Privacy Compliance
Legal Considerations When Running a Contest
Structuring Your Business: Legal Issues
Construction Contracts and Indemnities
•Developed Master Service Agreements for a global, family-owned energy services provider covering key areas such as warranties and risk allocation for use with the client’s major customers, and
•Developed a Community Master Agreement for a real estate and land developer to streamline the process for selling lots to builders for development.
Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association
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