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Douglas O. Goss Q.C., AOE

Bryan & Company LLP
Work Phone: (780) 420 4713 Work Fax: (780) 428 6324

Biography

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance Law
Business Law

Professional Background and Education

LL.B. 1984—University of Alberta
B.Comm. (Finance) 1980—University of Alberta
Alberta Bar Admission 1985

Representative Work

Doug has developed a reputation as a clear, strategic thinker with a view to understanding both short and long range objectives for his clients. He constantly strives to provide prompt service and practical advice to his business clients with a view to providing them with creative and innovative solutions to whatever issues they may be facing. Doug has a particular interest in the following areas:

  • Transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and the reorganization of business ventures within and outside of Canada
  • Corporate and commercial strategic planning, organization of corporations, unlimited liability companies, limited liability companies, joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships and proprietorships
  • Negotiated and hostile mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance, including advising clients on the implementation of compliance programs, compliance audits, and directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Business organization governance planning and structuring, including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, limited partnership agreements and joint venture agreements
  • Dispute resolution and problem solving of inter-party organizational and operational disputes, including the negotiation of and implementation of reorganizations
  • Incorporations, joint ventures, partnerships and franchises
  • Consulting on stock exchange compliance including listing requirements and offerings of debt or equity
  • Negotiating business transactions
  • Advising on most operational aspects of business enterprises, including employment matters, contract matters and leasing matters
  • Developing strategies for clients concerning the purchase or sale of a business
  • Providing assistance to business organizations to solve operational problems including difficulties relating to dealings with banks and financial institutions
  • Acts as General Counsel to large public corporations
  • Active as a Director and Corporate Secretary of various public and private entities

Profile

Doug practices general corporate/commercial law and has experience in a wide range of corporate matters—from assisting start-up companies with all facets of their business, to advising on multimillion-dollar domestic and international transactions. He acts for both vendors and purchasers in mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies. He has also acted for issuers in respect of initial public offerings, secondary financing and dealings with regulators, including stock exchanges and securities commissions.

Doug is a Director and/or Officer of numerous private and public corporations in Canada in addition to serving on the Boards of various Alberta charities and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Goss currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta, as Chairman of the Board of both the TELUS Edmonton Community Board and the Fort Edmonton Management Company, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hockey Canada Foundation, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Doug formerly served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. Mr. Goss is also the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Mr. Goss was the Co-Chair of the 2010 Grey Cup Festival, and served as Chairman of the 2010 Hockey Canada Foundation Gala. Mr. Goss was also the Chairman of the Molson Canadian Heritage Hockey Classic held in November 2003. In 2002 Doug was the recipient of a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award, in 2004 he was named one of Alberta’s “50 Most Influential People” by Alberta Venture Magazine, and in 2012 he was the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Doug has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Securities law.

Practice Groups

Banking and Finance Group
Business Law Group
Corporate Finance and Securities Group
Mergers and Acquisitions Group

WARNING
Before we can provide legal services or advice, we must ensure that we are not in a conflict of interest. Before sending us any sensitive or confidential information please send the names of the other parties involved so that we can determine if we have a conflicting interest. We will then advise whether we are in position to receive your information. Unsolicited information sent in advance of the conflict search being conducted may not be confidential.