Perry Spitznagel is Vice-Chairman of Bennett Jones, a former longstanding Managing Partner of the Calgary office and a senior corporate lawyer with extensive national and cross-border experience in a broad range of matters. Perry has acted for clients in some of the largest transactions in Canada, including many of Canada’s and North America’s largest financings and mergers.
He has been recognized by Financial Post Magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in corporate Canada. He is also recognized by Chambers Global, the Legal Media Group, Best Lawyers in Canada, the IFLR 1000 and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in his areas of expertise.
Perry is a director of public and private companies, a past member of the Alberta Securities Commission Advisory Committee and a past Co-Chair of the Pipestone Securities Law Conference. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Samara Centre for Democracy, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening Canada's democracy.
A former international ski racer, Perry remains active in skiing. He is the current Chair of WinSport, which manages the legacy assets and programs of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and is a past director of Alpine Canada, the governing body for alpine ski racing in Canada. He is also a director of Winterstart Events Ltd., which organizes and hosts Canada's only World Cup alpine ski races held annually at Lake Louise.
Perry is a graduate of McGill University, BA (Economics), 1979, with great distinction, and Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1982.
He is a frequent speaker and has chaired national and international conferences on a variety of topics. Perry speaks French and German.