David LeGeyt

Practice Focus

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
    • Involved in all aspects of insolvency proceedings and reorganizations, including related litigation
    • Has represented institutional lenders, debtors, trustees and receivers, shareholders, directors, creditors' committees, DIP lenders and other stakeholders seeking advice in a wide range of insolvency matters
  • Commercial & General Litigation

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Alberta, LLB, 1997
  • Queen's University, Bachelor of Science (Honours), 1993

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1998

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Honours & Recognition

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the area of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2018-2020
  • Named as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys in the area of Restructuring and Insolvency, 2019

Professional History

  • David has had nearly 20 years experience as an insolvency practitioner with a major international law firm.

Presentations

  • Co-presenter, Let's Talk About Royalties: the Continued Uncertainty Surrounding the Creation of the Overriding Royalty, Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF) Jasper Research Seminar, June 2019
  • Presenter, Uncertain Succession: The Past, Present, and Future of Royalties and Vesting in Canadian Insolvency Law, Annual Review of Insolvency Law, January 2019
  • Presenter, CRA Claims in Insolvency, TMA Northwest Cross-Border Conference, October 2018
  • Presenter, An Insolvency Primer: Current Issues for Lenders, BD&P Client Seminar, February 2018

Recent Representative Work

  • Patriot Equipment Ltd – Counsel to court appointed Receiver and Manager
  • Scaffold Gold Inc. – Counsel to court Appointed Receiver and Manager
  • Sequoia Resources Corporation – Counsel to Defendants in transaction at under value litigation
  • Machine Works Inc. – Counsel to Plaintiff in receivership proceedings
  • Petrocapita Oil and Gas LP – Counsel to Plaintiff in receivership proceedings
  • LREIT 34 Corporation – Counsel to court appointed Receiver and Manager
  • Commerx Corporation – Counsel to DIP lender in BIA proceedings
  • OpsMobil Inc. – Counsel to Purchaser of aircraft business
  • Ceana Development Sunridge Inc – Counsel to first lien lender in receivership proceedings
  • Walton International Group Inc. - Counsel to a senior lending syndicate
  • Sears Canada Inc. - Counsel to a landlord
  • Atikwa Energy Inc. - Counsel to the court appointed Receiver and Manager in a multi-province receivership
  • Brevia Energy Inc - Counsel to the court appointed Receiver and Manger
  • Crelogix Acceptance Corporation - Counsel to a funder and significant creditor in receivership proceedings.
  • Libin Trust - Acting as counsel to the court appointed Receiver and Manager
  • Regent Resources Inc - Counsel to the Plaintiff in receivership proceedings involving multiple appeals
  • Leanco Homes Masterbuilder Inc. - Counsel to the Plaintiff in the receivership of multiple affialited borrowers, and in opposition to competing bankruptcy proceedings commenced by the borrowers
  • Source Energy Services Ltd. - Counsel to the senior lending syndicate in the cross border refinancing and out of court restructuring of the borrower and its affiliates
  • West Mountain Environmental Ltd. - Counsel to a secured creditor in receivership proceedings
  • HRPO Group of Companies - Counsel to the Plaintiff in receivership proceedings
  • Nitro Heavy Hauling Inc. - Counsel to the Plaintiff in receivership proceedings
  • Conacher Oil and Gas Ltd. - Counsel to the senior secured creditor in CBCA reorganization proceedings
  • Pacer Promec Energy Corporation and Pacer Promec Energy Construction Corporation - Counsel to the court appointed Receiver and Manager
  • Geotir Inc. - Counsel to the trustee in bankruptcy
  • Sanjel Inc. - Counsel to a purchaser of the debtors US business
  • Grant Thornton v. Garry Suprovich Trucking et al. - Counsel to the Defendants in a fraudulent conveyance action
  • Southern Pacific Resources - Counsel to the financial advisor to the debtor in CCAA and receivership proceedings
  • ATK Oilfield Transportation - Counsel to the Plaintiff in cross-border Receivership and Chapter 15 proceedings of a transportation company specializing in rig moving services with operations in Western Canada and Texas. The Plaintiff was owed CA$30 million and the collateral was wide-spread over significant geography
  • Douglas Channel LNG Assets Partnership - Counsel for the Plan Sponsor and acquirer of a proposed LNG facility in Douglas Channel BC. This included the negotiation of a lease and related commercial agreement with a First Nations land owner, gas supply contracts, royalty agreements, project acquisition agreements, and agreements with creditors involving significant stakeholders in Canada, USA, China and Europe 

Publications

  • Let's Talk About Royalties: the Continued Uncertainty Surrounding the Creation of the Overriding Royalty, Canadian Energy Law Foundation (CELF) Jasper Research Seminar, June 2019
  • Uncertain Succession: The Past, Present and Future of Royalties and Vesting in Canadian Insolvency Law, Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2019