James L. Kidd

Practice Focus

  • Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions
    • James is a transactional-based corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions specialist who represents a broad range of public and private corporations, trusts, limited partnerships and national and regional investment dealers operating in the oil & gas, pipeline, real estate, industrial, finance and mining businesses in relation to such matters as:
      • Public and private brokered and non-brokered offerings of equity and debt securities
      • Initial public offerings and short form prospectus offerings
      • Takeover bids (hostile and friendly), issuer bids (normal course and substantial), mergers, arrangements, amalgamations, acquisitions, reorganizations, reverse takeovers, share exchanges and other business combinations
      • Going public and private transactions;
      • Debenture amendments
      • Private and public company start-ups
      • Stock exchange listing and compliance / reporting matters
      • Securities regulatory compliance / reporting matters
      • Related party transactions
      • Proxy contests and securityholder activism
      • Board and committee advisory and corporate governance matters
      • Security-based compensation arrangements
      • General corporate, partnership and trust matters

Practice Areas


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 2001
  • Bishops University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Philosophy), 1998

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2002

Professional Associations

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

Honours & Recognition