Marc Adler is a seasoned corporate commercial lawyer with extensive experience in both private practice and in-house, with a specific focus on major project development/finance and private investment, primarily in the energy sector. Marc's experience spans a wide variety of industries including renewable energy, oil & gas, environmental, private equity, financial services and construction. For over 25 years, he has consistently provided highly valued, sought-after legal and business guidance.
Marc practiced for many years at top tier national firms in Calgary representing significant corporate borrowers and lenders in connection with syndicated financings, structured finance, acquisition financing, project finance and other secured transactions. He also practiced in-house for many years with GE Energy Financial Services where he focused on investments/divestments of GE’s equity interests in energy and other infrastructure related assets in Canada, including power generation (particularly renewables such as wind, solar and run-of-river hydro). At GE, Marc led all legal aspects of the commercial transaction process from term sheet to closing, managed external counsel and legal budgets as well as negotiated a wide variety of commercial agreements.
Marc has also acted as Chief Legal Officer for a private company in the petrochemical industry where he served as the corporation's corporate secretary and privacy officer. He provided strategic legal and business advice to both senior management and the Board with respect to all matters involving the company, its employees and shareholders as well as its project development and capital market activities.
Most recently Marc has gained valuable experience with a multitude of innovative legal technology tools, including the use of AI and machine learning technologies when he worked as Senior Counsel for a small virtual law firm.
Marc draws upon his extensive experience to assist the firm's Knowledge Management group in managing the firm's vast internal knowledge resources so as to promote collaboration, increase productivity and drive efficiencies across the firm.