Michael G. Martin

Practice Focus

  • Business Law
    • Transactional work, including structuring and implementation of share and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, plans of arrangement, amalgamations, private equity and venture capital transactions and other transactions in a broad range of sectors
    • Formation and organization of corporations, partnerships, special purpose vehicles, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other co-ownership structures, including the preparation of shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements and other governance documents
    • Structuring and implementation of corporate and other reorganizations
    • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of corporate and commercial contracts
    • Corporate governance 
  • Franchises, Dealerships & Distributorships
    • Acquisition and disposition of franchise businesses
  • Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies

Practice Areas


  • University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Laws, 1992
  • University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Commerce, 1989

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2001
  • British Columbia 1993

Professional Associations

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


  • Co-presenter, M&A Transactions: Private, Public & Acquisition Facilities, BD&P Client Seminar, October 2015
  • Panel member, Using Transaction Insurance to Solve Risk Allocation in the Current M&A Transaction Environment, BD&P Client Seminar co-hosted with Gallagher Energy Risk Services and Ironshore Canada, June 2015

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Member, Finance Committee, BD&P