Neil McCrank

QC, P.Eng.

Senior Counsel


Neil’s practice is primarily focused on oil and gas, energy and litigation. With a wealth of insight into Alberta’s regulatory regime, he provides strategic advice on major provincial energy projects, including northern development and the oil sands and electricity generation and transmission. 

Neil served as Alberta’s Deputy Justice Minister from 1989 to 1998 before chairing the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board from 1998 until 2007. Since then, he has served both provincial and federal governments in different advisory capacities.

Neil is involved in BLG’s Team North® Initiative.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Chair emeritus, Canadian Energy Research Institute
  • Member, Association of Professional Engineers
  • Member, Geoscientists of Alberta
  • Board member, AltaGas Ltd.
  • Board member, SiGNa Oilfield Canada Inc.
  • Board member, TSO Energy Corp.

Community Involvement

  • Member, advisory council, Calgary YMCA
  • Honorary Colonel, 41 Combat Engineer Regiment, Canadian Military Engineers/Royal Canadian Engineers

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 1980
  • Ontario, 1971
  • LLB, Queen's University, 1969
  • B.Sc., Queen's University, 1966