John Tyrrell

Past Life In-House:

The Forzani Group, General Counsel

TOM Capital Associates, Legal Counsel

Foremost Industries, Legal Counsel

Past Life Law Firm:

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Milner Fennerty (now Dentons Canada LLP)

Legal Superpowers:

John has broad corporate/commercial experience in both private practice and in in-house legal departments advising a wide range of business enterprises from start-ups and emerging businesses to publicly-traded national companies in industries such as oilfield equipment and services, manufacturing and retail. His experience and expertise include: corporate/commercial transactional and general counsel advice; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; employment and labour; corporate compliance and reporting; intellectual property management; and dispute management and resolution. John is called to the Bar in Alberta.

Alter Ego:

Over the past 19 years, John has cooked (and watched others eat) over a million pancakes and sausages at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth (aka the Calgary Stampede). He is also a passionate supporter of his three sons who play a variety of sports including lacrosse, hockey, basketball and volleyball. Prior to his boys being so active, John was involved with a number of Calgary and national charities in areas of health, the performing arts and the Canadian military. He hopes to return to those causes in the near future.


LL.B, University of Manitoba (1980)