Douglas C. Jack

Senior Counsel

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Doug has a wealth of experience in corporate commercial and administrative law. He regularly assists clients with:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • secured financing
  • commercial governance agreements
  • regulatory compliance issues
  • complaints and discipline matters

Under Doug’s leadership, BLG is the only national law firm providing dedicated legal services to veterinary professionals. He advises veterinarians on matters including:

  • the purchase and sale of clinics
  • incorporation
  • equipment leasing
  • employment law matters (including employment contracts and wrongful dismissal)
  • risk management strategies
  • governance (including shareholder and partnership agreements)
  • professional complaints and discipline defence
  • estate planning

Doug is also well known for serving the agricultural community. He provides assistance with farm financing, real estate matters, and the development and implementation of family farm succession plans.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Editor, VetLaw Online, a legal advice column for members of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • Management member, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
  • Charter and founding member, American Veterinary Medical Law Association
  • Member, Veterinary Hospital Managers Association
  • Member, American Animal Hospital Association
  • Public director, American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Instructor, veterinary jurisprudence, Ontario Veterinary College, Atlantic Veterinary College, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and the University of Calgary (faculty of veterinary medicine)

Community Involvement

  • Paul Harris Fellowship Award Member, Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora
  • Former director, Centre Wellington Community Foundation
  • Former director, Foundation of Rural Living
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids
  • Director, American Board of Veterinary Opthamology

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1985
  • BA, St Jeromes University, 1977
  • LLB, York University, 1980