Michael G. Martin

Practice Focus

  • Commercial Transactions
    • Transactional work, including structuring and implementation of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, financings, private equity and venture capital transactions and other transactions in a broad range of sectors
    • Creation, organization and reorganization of corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other entities, including the preparation of the related partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, related commercial agreements and other governance documents
  • Franchises, Dealerships & Distributorships
    • Acquisition and disposition of franchise businesses
  • Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies
  • Aviation
    • Aircraft acquisition

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