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David G.L. McKenzie

Phone:
Direct: (403) 294-5727
Main: (403) 245-0111
Fax: (403) 245-0115

Mailing Address:
310, 525 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2R 0C9

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David G.L. McKenzie

David McKenzie practices in several business law areas. David 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 of private corporations in the areas of the oil & gas industry services, residential health care provision, real estate development and real property management.

David obtained a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina Faculty of Administration in 1991, then a Bachelor of Laws (now a Juris Doctor) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992. David articled with a major national law firm and initially practised in commercial litigation. After 3 years of practice, David 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 at the firm of Drummond Phillips LLP. David joined ProVenture Law LLP in 2004 and practised there until joining DD West LLP in January of 2018.

David is an enthusiastic community volunteer. He is currently President and a Director of the Children’s Cottage Society of Calgary and is active in federal and provincial party politics. David has previously been President and a Director of the Calgary Multicultural Centre, a Director of Connect Charter School, 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.

EDUCATION

  • University of Regina, B. Admin., 1991
  • University of Saskatchewan, LL.B., 1992

Call to the Bar

  • Alberta, 1993

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of the Law Society of Alberta
  • Member of the Calgary Bar Association

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