Maria practices primarily in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets and securities regulation, as well as business and corporate commercial law. Maria represents both public and private clients in respect of mergers and acquisitions, equity (public and private) and debt securities financings, corporate reorganizations and corporate structuring with a particular interest in the private capital market.
Maria has advised on corporate governance issues, disclosure matters and regulatory compliance and has been involved in a variety of intellectual property transactions and arrangements.
Maria’s practice is focused on advising start-up and junior private companies and mutual fund trusts through all stages of their business lifecycle, including initial organization and formation, expansion, to exit strategy.
Maria received her Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005 and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2006. She was previously a Partner at a local Calgary securities firm, an Associate at a global law firm and worked as in-house legal counsel to an energy-focused income fund.
A member of the Securities Law and Business Law subsections of the Canadian Bar Association, Maria participates in their Mentor program and is also a volunteer with Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta.
Maria is the Corporate Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of several private companies in a variety of sectors and industries including oil and gas services, land development and technology.
Events & Speaking Engagements
- Presenter, “Corporate Drafting”, Legal Education Society of Alberta, November 2016
Professional Associations & Activities
- Member, Private Capital Markets Association
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, Securities Law and Business Law subsections
- Participant, Canadian Bar Association, Mentor program
- Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Southern Alberta