• Tel: (403) 920-9551
  • Fax: (403) 266-6016
  • E-mail: mccartney@burstall.com
Practice Areas:

Corporate Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions


Doug McCartney is the managing partner at Burstall Winger Zammit LLP.

He has over 18 years experience advising clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate commercial shareholder disputes and corporate governance, franchising matters and insolvency and corporate restructuring. He acts for national and international clients in respect of mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt financings, secondary financings, venture capital investments, and all relevant regulatory matters relating thereto, including dealing with stock exchanges and securities commissions. In addition, he acts for vendors and purchasers in mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies, issuers and underwriters in corporate financings, including restructurings and refinancing transactions. Mr. McCartney also practices general corporate and commercial law, employee share ownership programs, shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes, including proxy contests and disputed shareholder meetings, franchising matters as well as insolvency and restructuring matters.

Mr. McCartney serves, and has served, as an officer or director of several public and private companies in the oil and gas (and related industries), including oil and gas exploration, development, services and technology, restaurant and internet technologies industries.

Mr. McCartney received a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of Calgary in 1995 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 1999. Mr. McCartney became a partner at Burstall Winger Zammit LLP in 2008, was the managing partner from 2012-2013 and from 2015 to present.

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Offered Services

Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Clients include public and private issuers, private equity funds, and investment dealers.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of debt and equity financing.
  • We are familiar with the practices and requirements of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, the Canadian Securities Exchange and the securities commissions.
  • Clients also include companies inter-listed on foreign stock exchanges in the U.S., Europe and Hong Kong.
  • Regularly act on transactions such as initial public offerings, rights issues, tax incentive offerings, continuous disclosure filings, corporate reorganizations, private placements, debt restructuring and financing, "going private" transactions, and the formation and financing of limited partnerships.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Regularly advise on transactions ranging from privately negotiated share or asset transfers to mergers and acquisitions completed by way of plan of arrangement, amalgamations, takeovers, asset acquisitions, capital reorganizations, recapitalizations, reverse takeovers and qualifying transactions.
  • Regularly assist investment dealers and issuer clients conducting RTOs and qualifying transactions with assessing target companies.
  • We also advise clients on structuring considerations, related party rules, takeover strategy and defences, and proxy solicitation in connection with contested shareholder meetings.
Other Services

Our range of services also extends to other fields including corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, corporate governance, commercial lending, resources, litigation, employment, insolvency, immigration and tax, in order to meet the needs of your growing enterprise.

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