Geoff Kelsall

Senior Associate
Calgary: 403.776.3718
Fax 403.776.3800


JD, 2014
Queen’s University
BA (With Distinction, History), 2009
McGill University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2015 Alberta, 2021


Geoff's practice focuses on corporate law with an emphasis on private equity and fund formation. Geoff has experience representing institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity, venture capital and co-investment transactions.

Geoff has acted for a number of institutional investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds, including: BMO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Northleaf Capital Partners, HarbourVest Partners, BDC, EDC and Teralys. Geoff has also worked with Northleaf Capital Partners to establish and raise capital for their private equity infrastructure funds.

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Professional Involvement

Prior to joining Torys, Geoff worked as a summer law student for ACS Infrastructure Canada. During law school, Geoff was a volunteer case worker for Queen’s Legal Aid. He was also awarded the Queen’s Law Prize in Advanced Corporate Law and the Rueben Wells Leonard Prize in Wills and Estate Planning.

Geoff was also an articling student at Torys, during which time he volunteered with the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program, a high school program that uses legal education as a tool to assist students to succeed in school and become engaged and active citizens.