Jay P. Reid

Practice Focus

  • Securities Law
    • Advises issuers, financial advisors, boards of directors and special committees of board of directors on business combinations, reorganizations, mergers, takeovers, arrangements, amalgamations, related party transactions, spinout transactions, activist shareholder activities and corporate governance matters
    • Advises corporations and underwriters on the private and public issue of securities, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private placements, venture financing and rights offerings
    • Secured listings for companies on the New York Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and NASDAQ (National Market)
    • Recent transactions include acting for underwriters or the issuing corporations in numerous private and public entity financings, acting for issuers, boards of directors and special committees regarding the reorganization of existing companies, mergers, arrangements and takeover bids involving public entities

Practice Areas


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1990
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, with Distinction, 1987

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1991

Professional Associations

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

Honours & Recognition

  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2018-2022
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished Rating, 2003-2020
  • Named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in Canada the area of Corporate Finance & Securities, annually since 2014
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, 2017
  • Named in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2017
  • Named in America's Most Honored Professionals (Top 5%), 2016-2021


  • Shareholder Rights Protection Plans, Corporate Counsel and Business Law Sections, Canadian Bar Association, March 2012
  • Techniques for Bridging Value Gaps - Contingent Value Rights and Other Techniques, Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Conference, December 2011
  • The Board's Role in Special or Unusual Situations, Panel Member, Institute of Corporate Directors Alumni Event, May 2011
  • Fairness Opinions, Petroleum Acquisition & Divestment Association, Energy Society, December 2010
  • Tactics for Launching and Defending Against Hostile Takeover Bids, Advanced Mergers & Acquisitions Insight Conference, December 2009

Board Memberships

  • Corporate Secretary of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX)
  • Director or Corporate Secretary of various private issuers

Community Involvement

  • Corporate Secretary, Calgary Flames Alumni Association
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Calgary Flames Alumni Association, Masters Golf Tournament and Reception for Charity 2009-2021
  • Fundraiser and Volunteer, Hockey Canada Foundation, including Chair, Hockey Canada Gold Medal Gala, June 2008; Co-Chair, Hockey Canada Pre-Olympic Gala, August 2009; and Organizing Committee 2013 Hockey Canada Foundation Gala

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Member, Compensation Committee, BD&P
  • Past Chair of Securities Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch - South), 1998-1999
  • Secondment to the Alberta Securities Commission, 1994