Aaron's practice focuses on projects and transactions in the energy industry as well as general corporate/commercial work. He has broad experience across the oil and gas value chain including:
- Joint ventures
- Exploration and production
- Pipeline transportation
- NGL extraction
- Supply chain
- Transportation and logistics
- Oil and gas transactions
- Corporate reorganizations
Having worked as both external and in-house legal counsel as well as in business development, business readiness and commercial roles, he has a deep understanding of client needs and how to move energy projects and transactions forward efficiently and effectively.
After working in the energy and commercial transactions groups at BD&P from 2007-2012, Aaron joined Inter Pipeline Ltd. as in-house legal counsel. There he was responsible for the provision of legal services to Inter Pipeline’s business units as well as regularly handling M&A activities and internal reorganizations. From 2016-2022, Aaron was heavily involved in the development of the Heartland Petrochemical Complex in both a legal capacity and then as a leader with HPC's business readiness and commercial teams.
Aaron is heavily involved in coaching youth baseball in Calgary.
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
Over the years, Aaron has been involved with the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, including:
- President, 2020-2021
- Member of the Board of Directors, 2013-2021
- Jasper Research Seminar Conference Chair, 2018
- Research paper author and co-presenter, Jasper Research seminar, 2012
Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Technology
Assisting Entropy Inc. with the development and negotiation of construction, ownership and operating agreements relating to the installation of post-combustion carbon capture technology at large industrial facilities.
Transportation and Product Sales
Counsel to Certarus Ltd. for various transportation and sale agreements relating to compressed natural gas, renewable natural gas and hydrogen.
Patterned Solar Glass Facility
Counsel to Canadian Premium Sand regarding the construction of the first patterned solar glass facility in North America, being developed in Selkirk, Manitoba, together with an associated sand quarry and related infrastructure.
Business Readiness for the Heartland Petrochemical Complex
Business Integration Manager and member of the leadership team for Inter Pipeline's $4.3 billion Heartland Petrochemical Complex with responsibility for order to cash business processes including cross-functional business process development, design and implementation of an energy trading and risk management system, material contract implementation and transportation & logistics contracts and infrastructure.
Heartland Petrochemical Complex long-term feedstock and sale agreements
In-house counsel responsible for commercial legal work associated with the development of Inter Pipeline's $4.3 billion Heartland Petrochemical Complex including the drafting and negotiation of long-term feedstock and product sale agreements.
Acquisition of Williams Canada by Inter Pipeline
In-house counsel responsible for the $1.35 billion acquisition of Williams Canada by Inter Pipeline, including due diligence, negotiation, obtaining required approvals, internal restructuring and acquisition integration.
Oil sands and conventional pipeline transportation
Drafting and negotiating numerous long-term and take-or-pay agreements for the transportation of diluted bitumen, condensate and conventional oil ranging in size up to 500,000 b/d on existing pipelines, lateral connections and new-build mainline pipelines.
Straddle plant NGL sales
Drafting and negotiating long-term NGL purchase and sale agreements for straddle plant specification and mixed-product streams.
Corporate restructuring of international private conglomerate
Planning and executing multiple tax-driven corporate reorganizations involving approximately $2 billion in assets for a private international conglomerate specializing in pulp and paper products.
Recent Honours and Recognitions
Named in the Legal 500 Canada as a recommended lawyer in Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (2023)
January 31, 2023
January 4, 2023
November 30, 2023
February 1, 2023
November 15, 2022
June 9, 2022