Jeffrey (Jeff) Taylor

Associate

Calgary
JeTaylor@blg.com
403.232.9446

Jeff acts for a range of public and private companies. He has also represented start-up companies and venture funds on corporate structuring, financing and general corporate matters.

Jeff has worked with court-appointed receivers and monitors on domestic and cross-border insolvencies and has been involved with several restructurings and liquidations.

Jeff leads BLG's Startup and Grow program in Calgary.

Experience

  • Acted for the Government of Canada in its $4.5 Billion acquisition of the Trans Mountain and Puget Sound Pipelines and related terminals.
  • Acting for public and private companies in connection with financings, mergers and acquisitions, and share purchase transactions.
  • Represented Horizon North Logistics Inc. in its $50 million public offering of common shares by way of short form prospectus in 2018.
  • Represents companies in mergers and acquisitions, including plans of arrangement, amalgamations and share purchase transactions.
  • Assists clients in the reorganizing and restructuring of corporations, partnerships and other entities.
  • Advising clients on governance and compliance with corporate and securities regulatory requirements.
  • Acts for issuers, underwriters and agents in connection with public and private equity and debenture offerings.
  • Acted for Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. in connection with its reverse take-over of Santa Maria Petroleum Inc.
  • Acted for Westleaf Cannabis Inc. in its go-public transaction by way of reverse takeover of IGC Resources Ltd. in 2018.
  • Acted for Vier Capital Corp., a capital pool company, in its qualifying transaction by way of reverse takeover by Vertex Resource Group Ltd.
  • Counsel to both issuers and agents in connection with capital pool companies, both in respect of the initial public offering and the subsequent qualifying transaction.
  • Acted for Front Range Resources Corp. in its reverse takeover by Arrow Exploration Ltd.
  • Acted for Paget Minerals Corp. in its business combination with Ascent Industries Corp.
  • Acted for Strike Group Inc. in connection with its restructuring and partnership with TriWest Capital Partners
  • Advises start-up companies on incorporation, seed financing, intellectual property protection and employment-related matters.
  • Acted as counsel to an oil and gas company in connection with their initial asset purchase valued at approximately $56 million.
  • Acting as counsel to the court-appointed monitor in the cross-border restructuring of Sanjel Corporation and related entities under the CCAA and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
  • Acting as counsel to the court-appointed receiver in the receivership of Spyglass Resources Corp.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Director, Climbing Escalade Canada

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2016
  • JD, Queen's University, 2015
  • Certificate in transnational commercial law, European Business School, 2014
  • BBA (first-class Hons.), St. Francis Xavier University, 2012