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BD&P Announces New Managing Partner

06.11.13

BD&P announces the appointment of Grant A. Zawalsky as new Managing Partner, effective January 1, 2014.  

Mr. Zawalsky joined the firm as an articling student in 1986, was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1987 and joined the BD&P partnership in 1994.

His practice area is Securities and Corporate Law with a focus on takeover bids, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate reorganizations as well as public and private offerings.  Mr. Zawalsky is a director of a number of public and private energy companies.

Mr. Zawalsky has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by numerous publications, including Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Chambers Global’s Client Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, among others.

The firm extends warmest thanks to Gary R. Bugeaud for his 5 years of service as Managing Partner as well as his 16 years of practice in the firm’s Securities group. Mr. Bugeaud, who is concerned that his golf game may be irretrievable, will be retiring from the practice of law at the end of 2013. 

In passing the reins to Mr. Zawalsky, Mr. Bugeaud says of his successor, “Grant is a leader in his field of law and has been instrumental in the management of the firm for a number of years.  The firm is lucky to have people like Grant interested in being involved in managing BD&P.”