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John A. Wilson


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University of Calgary, Bachelor of Laws, 2005

University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Management, Economics & Finance (with Great Distinction), 1999

Bar admission: Alberta 2006
Real estate
Practice areas:
Commercial real estate


John's focus is on:

  • Land development and co-ownership arrangements
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Leasing and financing

Professional involvement

John is the leader of BD&P's commercial real estate group and a member of BD&P's Finance Committee.

Professional associations

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Calgary Bar Association


Representative work

TransAlta Corporation's development of a wind power project

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the development of a 200 MW+ wind farm project following it having achieved “Selected Proponent” status under AESO’s REP Round 3 program.

International credit facilities for Vermillion Resources Ltd.

Counsel to The Toronto-Dominion Bank as agent for a syndicate of ten lenders providing international credit facilities to Vermillion Resources Ltd. aggregating $800 million on a senior secured basis.

US Development Group LLC's joint venture with Gibson Energy

Counsel to US Development Group LLC in its 50/50 joint venture with Gibson Energy to advance the financing, development and construction of a Diluent Recovery Unit in Hardisty, Alberta.

Private company's sale of industrial properties to Nexus REIT

Counsel to a private company in its $31 million sale of four industrial properties located in Western Canada to Nexus REIT in consideration of cash and units of a subsidiary limited partnership that are exchangeable for units of Nexus REIT.


Recent honours and recognition

Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the area of real estate law (2021-2024)