Ted's focus is on securities and corporate law, including:
- Takeover bids, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate reorganizations
- Corporate governance matters
- Private equity and venture capital
- Shareholder activism
- Stock exchange listing and regulatory compliance matters
- Corporate finance, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities (counsel to both issuers and underwriters)
Ted is a member of the Advisory Board, Canada Action Coalition.
Ted is the co-leader of BD&P's Business Law Group, and a member of the Partnership Admission Committee and Student Committee.
Ted serves as the Corporate Secretary to Headwater Exploration Inc. (TSX: HWX) and to Gear Energy Ltd. (TSX: GXE).
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
Ted has also presented at various conferences, panels, seminars, and other events, including:
- Western Canada Energy Future, The Western Legal Innovation Forum (April 2019)
- Insider Trading: What You Need to Know, The Association of Corporate Counsel Alberta (ACCA), (April 2015)
In 2006, Ted was seconded to the Alberta Securities Commission, where he worked on several policy initiatives including making amendments to the oil and gas reserve and resource disclosure regime in Canada.
Headwater Exploration Inc.'s acquisition of Cenovus Energy Inc.'s Marten Hills assets
Counsel to Headwater Exploration Inc. in the $100 million acquisition of Cenovus Energy Inc.'s Marten Hills upstream assets. The transaction comprised $35 million in cash, $50 million common shares of Headwater Exploration Inc. and $15 million purchase warrants.
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.'s divestiture of substantially all of its assets
Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in its divestiture of substantially all of its assets to Winslow Resources Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Return Energy Inc. (renamed Spartan Delta Corp.), in the context of Bellatrix’s proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
Headwater Exploration Inc.'s recapitalization of Corridor Resources Inc.
Counsel to Headwater Exploration Inc. management team in the $50 million recapitalization and reconstitution of management of Corridor Resources Inc.
Gear Energy Ltd.'s $70 million acquisition
Counsel to Gear Energy Ltd. regarding a $70 million plan of arrangement acquisition of Steppe Resources Inc.
$2.8 billion acquisition of Raging River Exploration Inc.
Counsel to Raging River Exploration Inc., a Canadian oil producer, in the $2.8 billion strategic acquisition.
Freehold Royalties Ltd.'s royalty and land acquisition
Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd. in the $165 million acquisition of royalty production and lands from Husky Energy Inc.
Raging River Exploration Inc.'s $108 million public offering
Counsel to Raging River Exploration Inc. in a public offering of 12,500,000 common shares, inclusive of an over-allotment of 1,500,000 common shares, for approximate total proceeds of $108 million.
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. US$250 million note offering
Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in a US$250 million public offering of senior unsecured notes.
Freehold Royalties Ltd.'s $373 million public offering
Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd.in its $373 million public offering of 20,700,000 common shares and the $33 million private placement of 1,833,334 common shares.
Freehold Royalties Ltd. $321 million royalties' acquisition
Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd. in the $321 million acquisition of two royalty packages from Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
West Valley Energy Corp.'s private equity investment
Counsel to West Valley Energy Corp. in the private equity investment by Warburg Pincus and Kayne Anderson Energy Funds.
Sitka Exploration Ltd.'s investment by ARC Financial Corp.
Counsel to Sitka Exploration Ltd. in a private equity investment by ARC Financial Corp. and certain other investors.
Raging River Exploration Inc.'s acquisition of Rock Energy Inc.
Counsel to Raging River Exploration Inc. in the $109 million acquisition of Rock Energy Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
Recent honours and recognition
Named in The Legal 500 Canada as a recommended lawyer in Capital Markets (2023) and Corporate and M&A (2023)
Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Law (2023)
Leading lawyer in Corporate Finance (2023) by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
December 7, 2021
Alberta proposes changes to Business Corporations Act
March 4, 2021
The Canadian Securities Administration publishes guidance for issuers on improving COVID-19 disclosure
March 1, 2023
Recognition from Lexpert celebrates BD&P lawyers as recommended leaders in Canada
November 15, 2022
The Legal 500 2023 Rankings recognize cutting edge counsel
August 25, 2022