A partner in Bishop & McKenzie’s Calgary office, Derek concentrates on commercial real estate and lender-side financing. In his practice, he has acted for banks, pension funds, trust companies, REITs, Crown corporations and private institutional clients, in connection with the development, acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of commercial and industrial property.

Deals for which he’s provided counsel cover the range of residential and commercial projects, including multi-use condominium complexes, shopping centres, high-rise office towers, industrial developments, apartment buildings and residential subdivisions.

Derek has experience in co-ownerships (joint ventures, limited partnerships, inter-creditor relationships) and syndicated lending work, and has acted on numerous private equity placements.

Derek has a history of adventure travel. He’s trekked through the desert by camel, been on safari and hiked through the Himalayas. These days, he’s immersed in the adventure of raising three active children with his wife.

Bar Admission: 
2006, Alberta Bar
BA, 2001, University of Alberta
LLB, 2005, University of Alberta
Professional Affiliations: 
Member of the Law Society of Alberta
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Tax and Securities sections
Board member of the Southern Alberta Shopping Centre Association
Board member of the Mortgage Loans Association of Alberta