Melinda Park

Partner

Calgary
MPark@blg.com
403.232.9795

Melinda has practised securities and corporate law for over 20 years, with a focus on securities, corporate finance and commercial transactions.

She represents corporate clients on securities and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and reverse take-overs (RTOs), going public in Canada, and financings by way of prospectus and private placement offerings.

She regularly advises boards of directors and committees of public and private companies. 

Melinda has extensive experience advising corporate clients and structuring business transactions. She regularly provides expertise on corporate governance and continuous disclosure for companies listed on both the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX.

Melinda is a senior member of BLG’s management, and is the immediate past Chair of the firm’s Partnership Board – the first woman at BLG to hold the position. She served on the board for six years. 

Melinda currently sits as the Regional Group Manager of BLG’s Corporate & Capital Markets Group in Calgary.

Experience

  • Trimac in the CDN$80 million purchase of Gibson's oilfield transportation services business.
  • Securities and corporate counsel to PetroNova Inc. on a plan of arrangement with Petroamerica Oil Corp.
  • Counsel to Canadian Phoenix Resources Corp. on a plan of arrangement with Renegade Petroleum Ltd.
  • Securities and corporate counsel to NiMin Energy Corp., a TSX-listed oil & gas corporation.
  • Counsel to Petra Petroleum Inc. on a plan of arrangement with Mitra Energy Limited.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Board of Governors
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Chair, Investment Committee
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Member, Audit Committee
  • TSX Venture Exchange, Local Advisory Committee Member
  • Faculty Member, "Managing a Public Company," TSX Venture Exchange

Community Involvement

  • Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, Board of Directors and Chair of Governance Committee
  • Calgary Minor Soccer Association, Board of Directors

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recipient of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2018) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2019) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate Law and Securities Law) and in the 2021 edition (Mergers and Acquisitions Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2012) of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 1992
  • Rotman Directors Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2018
  • LLB, University of Toronto, 1991
  • BComm., University of Saskatchewan, 1991