As a leading corporate lawyer, Stephanie supports clients across all aspects of their operations, from strategic advice on corporate governance to the complexities of large, international transactions.
Stephanie manages a diverse corporate and transactional practice, working with oil and gas companies in Canada and internationally to support all aspects of their business, including board and governance matters, securities and regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, corporate structuring, labour matters and commercial arrangements, including joint ventures and contractor arrangements.
Throughout each stage of a transaction, from strategic discussion to deal completion, Stephanie is actively involved, often coordinating the roles across a large team of advisers in many jurisdictions and managing the government and partner approval processes. Her transactional experience extends beyond Canada and the United States to the Middle East, Turkey, Argentina, Africa, China, Colombia, Brazil, Ireland, the Netherlands and other jurisdictions.
At the board level, Stephanie advises on best practices for governance, fiduciary duties, disclosure, compliance, corporate ethics and ESG, anti-corruption and other legal matters. She often acts in the role of in-house counsel and as corporate secretary for international oil and gas companies.
‘Stephanie is excellent to work with,’ said one source, adding: ‘She gets to know her client’s business well to ensure that she fully understands the deal she is working on.’
—Chambers Canada, 2021
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate/commercial (Alberta)
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in corporate and M&A, capital markets: debt and equity
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial law and energy: oil and gas
Who’s Who Legal— Global and National leading lawyer in oil and gas and energy
Expert Guides' Women in Business Law—Leading practitioner in corporate governance, and energy and natural resources
Before relocating to Calgary, Stephanie practised environmental and natural resource law in Denver, Colorado, where she worked on a broad range of U.S. legal matters in the natural resources, environmental, regulatory and corporate practice. Stephanie clerked for Stephen Trott, a well-known federal appellate judge in the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she advised on complex federal cases.
Stephanie is Chair of the Oil and Gas Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Natural Resources Canada Advisory Committee for the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act.
Stephanie is a former director of the Ability Society of Alberta and is an active volunteer in her community.