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John E. Piasta

Partner

Securities, Commercial Transaction, Corporate Finance and M&A Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3333

John Piasta's practice focuses on securities law, commercial transactions, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He acts for issuers and agents/underwriters on private and public debt and equity offerings, including cross-border financings.

In addition, John acts in M&A transactions involving public and private issuers as well as other transactional work for public and private companies.

Prior to joining Bennett Jones, John clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal in Edmonton.

John is a member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary French and International School Society and Alberta Co-Chair of the Shevchenko Foundation. He is a past editor of the Alberta Law Review and a former executive director and member of the board of directors of Student Legal Services of Edmonton.

Select Experience

  • Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its disposition of the commercial assets of Pioneer Fuels, a Ontario and Atlantic Canada-based residential and commercial fuels distributor.
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its 5.75% $300 million high yield note offering in connection with Parkland's proposed acquisition of the majority of the Canadian business and assets of CST Brands Inc. Read more
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its $230 million public offering of subscription receipts in connection with Parkland's proposed acquisition of the majority of the Canadian business and assets of CST Brands Inc. Read more

Recent Publications

Recent Recognitions

  • 2016, The Legal 500 Canada

    John E. Piasta, recommended, Capital Markets
  • 2015, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

    John E. Piasta, recognized as one of the corporate lawyers to watch

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