Melinda Park



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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 is also a member of BLG's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative. She was appointed to the King's Counsel in 2024.

Melinda fournit des services juridiques par l’intermédiaire d’une société professionnelle.


  • Prairie Storm Resources Corp. (TSXV: QOC.P) (formerly Quendale Capital Corp.) in its reverse takeover transaction.
  • Buckhaven Capital Corp. on its reverse take-over by  1271860 B.C. Ltd., 1254688 B.C. Ltd., and Ag-Mining Investments, AB.
  • 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
  • Vice Chair, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Governance Committee Chair, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • TSX Venture Exchange, Local Advisory Committee Member
  • Faculty Member, "Managing a Public Company," TSX Venture Exchange

Community Involvement

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

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2019) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate Law; Securities Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2012) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market), and in the 2023 edition (and since 2012 for Private Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert Special Edition: Energy
  • 2021 Calgary Influential Women in Business (CIWB) Award for Professional Services
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star.
  • Recipient of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 1992
  • Rotman Directors Education Program, Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, 2018
  • LLB, Université de Toronto, 1991
  • BComm., Université de la Saskatchewan, 1991