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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.

Education:

LL.B, University of Manitoba (1980)