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Murray G. Coleman

Partner, Co-Head of Corporate Commercial, Head of Franchise Practice Group

Commercial, Banking, Franchise and Independent Business Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3336
Murray is co-head of the firm's corporate commercial practice group and head of the firm's franchise practice group. Murray's practice focuses on commercial transactions, business law, private company mergers and acquisitions, banking and franchise matters. He advises clients on matters relating to financings, secured transactions, asset and share purchase agreements and corporate structuring and organization. Murray is on the board of directors of a number of public and private boards. Murray acts for clients in the Agribusiness, Food and Beverage sector representing clients including cattle producers, pet food manufacturers, food and beverage retailers and breweries. Murray is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association.

For franchisors and franchisees, Murray advises on matters relating to franchise structures, compliance with franchise legislation, negotiation and preparation of franchise agreements, and franchise litigation and disputes. Murray is a member of both the Canadian Franchise Association and the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising.

Select Experience

  • NES Global Talent, a UK-based technical and engineering recruitment and staffing services provider, in connection with its acquisition of Alberta-based Sure Flow Consulting Services Ltd. and Sure Flow Oilfield Services Ltd.
  • Van Raay Paskal Farms Ltd., in connection with its credit agreement.
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its private placement by way of offering memorandum of $200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.0% Senior Notes, due 2022.

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Murray G. Coleman, repeatedly recommended, Corporate Commercial Law
  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Murray G. Coleman, repeatedly recommended, Franchise Law - franchisee
  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Murray G. Coleman, repeatedly recommended, Franchise Law - franchisor

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