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We have substantial experience acting for chartered banks and financial institutions, as well as corporate and institutional borrowers in connection with their financing requirements.


Our corporate and commercial lawyers are experienced with all types of business organizations, documentation reflecting best practices for corporate governance, shareholder relations, and directors’ and officers’ liability, as well as contractual arrangements for a broad range of commercial transactions, both domestic and international.


DS Burstall LLP has extensive experience in all aspects of equity and debt financing from the perspectives of the issuer, borrower, investment dealer, and lending institution. Our clients appreciate the expertise and responsiveness exhibited by Burstall’s lawyers in structuring and applying the innovative methods and procedures utilized in corporate finance and securities transactions.


Our Corporate Governance lawyers are experienced with all types of business organizations and the laws that govern them. Whether you are involved in a complex shareholder dispute, or simply looking to manage your business effectively, our lawyers have the legal advice and expertise to meet your needs.


We advise and represent clients involved in the litigation, mediation, conciliation and commercial arbitration of disputes arising with respect to contract and other commercial arrangements, focusing primarily on construction, energy and intellectual property matters.


We understand that employment disputes, from the perspective of both the employer and the employee, can have a dramatic impact on your business and your personal life. Whether you are seeking day-to-day advice on employee relations, need help drafting an employment agreement or workplace code of conduct, or you are negotiating termination of an employment relationship, we have the guidance and expertise to help you along the way.


DS Burstall LLP has expertise in all facets of energy law enabling us to respond effectively to the varied and changing legal needs of our clients. Our expertise involves negotiation and preparation of all types of documentation utilized in the oil & gas, mining and renewable resources industries as well as for the service industries active in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and beyond.


We advise and represent clients involved in the development and commercialization of intellectual property, the procurement of technology, data or tools, as well as manufacturing and business process outsourcing. We help emerging technology companies secure funding, establish strategic alliances, commercialize their products and services through technology licensing, and protect their intellectual property rights.


We have experience and expertise in a broad variety of negotiated and contested mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and exchangeable share transactions. Our Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers work closely with our other departments to ensure you are receiving expert advice on all aspects of your deal.


Our experienced tax counsel will help ensure that you have the information you need to make informed and intelligent tax decisions. We can help you to understand and navigate tax risks to maximize the return on your investments and operations. Our tax counsel works closely with our lawyers in other practice areas to deliver integrated legal solutions and advice.