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.