Cal Johnson, Q.C.

PartnerBurnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLPCorporate and Private M&A; Finance; In-House Counsel

Since late 2009, Cal's practice has been a hybrid of:
(i) his historical banking and finance practice concentrating primarily on syndicated loan arrangements and secured financings principally in the energy industry;
(ii) internal administrative and educational efforts focused on the firm's conflicts, opinions and audit policy initiatives and policies;
(iii) internal and external organization and conduct of educational and seminar presentations; and
(iv) organization of various externally published articles prepared by firm members.

Since late 2009, Cal's practice has been a hybrid of: (i) his historical banking and finance practice concentrating primarily on syndicated loan arrangements and secured financings principally in the energy industry; (ii) internal administrative and educational efforts focused on the firm's conflicts, opinions and audit policy initiatives and policies; (iii) internal and external organization and conduct of educational and seminar presentations; and (iv) organization of various externally published articles prepared by firm members.

Education

  • University of Alberta, LL.B., 1975
  • University of Calgary, B.Comm., 1972

Bar Admission

  • Alberta, 1976

Experience

  • Structuring and documenting oil and gas joint venture and inter-owner relationships
  • Government sponsored or supported private sector projects including royalties, local benefits and participation arrangements
  • Joint venture arrangements and security structures for substantial energy industry projects, both on-shore and off-shore
  • Syndicated credit and project loan facilities, principally in the oil and gas and real property industries
  • Restructurings, reorganizations, debtor in possession financing with respect to mergers, acquisitions and insolvent entities
  • Chair of the Board, Vertigo Theatre, 2006-2010; Past-Chair, 2011-present; Chair, Artistic Director Search, 2011
  • Chair, Legal Liaison Committee, Calgary Home Builders' Association, 1983-1985
  • Board of Directors, United Way, 1987-1994
  • Chair, United Way Campaign Cabinet, Professional Division, 1986
  • Assistant Chair, United Way Campaign Cabinet, Professional Division, 1983-1985
  • Chair, Real Estate Section (South) of the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, 1984-1986
  • Treasurer, Real Estate Section (South) of the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, 1983-1985
  • Chair, South Alberta, for Joint Legislative Review Committee of Law Society of Alberta and Canadian Bar Association, 1988-present

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association

Awards & Honours

  • Named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a consistently or repeatedly recommended leading practitioner in the areas of Banking and Project Finance annually since 2002 and in Energy (oil & gas) since 2005
  • Named in the Legal Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in 2004 & 2005 and in 2009 & 2010
  • Named in the Best Lawyers in Canada annually since 2008 in the area of Natural Resources Law