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 the Chair of the Advisory Committee of I Can for Kids. I Can for Kids provides non-perishable food packs, fresh produce and other nutritious items to feed insecure children and youth in Calgary during the summer months. John is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary French and International School Society and a past 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.