DAVID G.L. McKENZIE


David practices in several business law areas. He advises small and mid-sized enterprises in the areas of public and private corporate finance, business and asset acquisitions and dispositions, commercial transactions, contracts and commercial obligations, exempt market securities offerings, bank financings, secured lending and foreclosure on secured debt. David advises a number of large clients in the areas of commercial leasing, land development, real property and construction law.

David has business experience in the exempt securities market, including having acted as a co-founder and the Chief Compliance Officer for an Exempt Market Dealer, and was a co-founder of a currently operating mortgage investment corporation. In addition, David is a Director and Officer of a number or private corporations in the areas of the oil & gas industry services, residential health care provision, real estate development and real property management.

David articled with a major national law firm and initially practised in commercial litigation. After 3 years of practice. he joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as a Foreign Service Officer, practising law in the Trade Law Division in Ottawa and acting as a Commercial Secretary in the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela, focusing on the petroleum sector. David returned to private legal practice in Calgary in 2000 and has practised with 3 firms prior to joining Wilson Laycraft.


PRACTICE AREAS


• Corporate and Commercial Transactions

• Real Property, Commercial Leasing, Foreclosure

• Securities and Finance

• Natural Resources


COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT


David is an enthusiastic community volunteer. He is a Director and Past-President of the Children's Cottage Society of Calgary, a Director of Connect Charter School and is active in federal and provincial party politics. David has previously been President and a Director of the Calgary Multicultural Centre, a Member of the United Way Cabinet, a Past Instructor of the Alberta Bar Admission Course and a youth hockey and soccer coach. In 2017 David received the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, an Honour awarded by the Governor General of Canada.


YEAR OF CALL:


Alberta - 1993


EDUCATION:


Bachelor of Laws - University of Saskatchewan, 1992

Bachelor of Administration - University of Regina, 1991


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:


• Member of the Law Society of Alberta

• Member of the Calgary Bar Association