of the firm's health group, Anthony Friend's practice includes corporate,
securities and energy industry litigation, arbitration and mediation, defence
of medical malpractice claims, and corporate arrangements and restructuring.
Tony appears as counsel before all court levels in Alberta and the
Supreme Court of Canada. He also appears before numerous boards and tribunals
including the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, the Alberta Energy Regulator
(formerly, the Energy Resources Conservation Board), the Canada Labour Relations
Board, and the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons.
training in Arbitration and Mediation from the Straus Institute for Dispute
Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law.
Tony has been a lecturer at
the University of Calgary and at numerous seminars on a variety of topics,
including corporate restructurings, limited liability partnerships and
Tony has served on a range of boards and
commissions, for community organizations, national corporations, as well as
the City of Calgary. He has also served as an elected bencher of the Law
Society of Alberta from 1995 to 2002 and as a member of the executive
committee of the Law Society of Alberta from 1999 to 2002.
- ESI Energy Services Inc., in connection with the reorganization with shareholders of Exploratus Ltd. and listing of ESI common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
- TerraPro Group Inc., an Alberta-based provider of environmental, terrain protection and remote access solutions, in connection with its reorganization pursuant to a plan of arrangement and concurrent refinancing. Read more
- Acted for a group of employees departing from an employee-owned corporation, in negotiating the multi-million-dollar buyout of their shares in the face of management attempts to reduce the purchase price.
Received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
2017, Legal Media Group Benchmark Litigation: Canada
Recognized as a litigation star in the areas of arbitration, energy and natural resources, franchise, general commercial, health, intellectual property and securities
2016, Best Lawyers in Canada
Recognized as one of Canada's leading corporate and commercial litigation lawyers
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