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Originally From

Lethbridge, Alberta

Years in Current


Years in


in Calgary

Donald's Story

Don Leitch is Managing Partner of the Calgary office of Dentons Canada LLP. Don’s practice focuses on securities, business and energy law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate reorganizations.

Don represents a variety of private and public companies in the oil & gas, mining, real estate, high tech and industrial sectors.

With a respected track record in mergers and acquisitions, Don’s counsel includes corporate plans of arrangement, formal take over-bid transactions, and asset and share purchase and sale transactions. Within his securities practice, he covers all matters related to the sale or purchase of securities including private placements, initial public offerings and prospectus offerings. He also advises on securities commission regulatory compliance and stock exchange requirements, along with corporate governance, management and director obligations. Don has acted for public mutual funds as well as private venture capital funds and limited partnerships and has assisted in the registration of exempt market dealers, investment dealers and mutual fund dealers.

In addition to his extensive securities experience Don has expertise in general corporate law, oil & gas law and commercial transactions. He has acted for clients involved in oil and gas transactions domestically as well as internationally for clients holding interests in Russia, Spain, Italy and Tunisia. Don's activities in the Asian market include presentations at Global Resource Investments Conferences in Shenzhen, China in December, 2012, entitled "Canada's Oil and Gas Resources: Recent Developments of Interest to an International Investor" and in Shanghai in June, 2013 entitled "Considerations for Foreign Investment in the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry".


Donald is a member of Team Calgary, Calgary Economic Development’s corporate partnership program. Team Calgary engages visionary business leaders to shape the future of Calgary.

Why Calgary?

"This city has an amazing resiliency. The entrepreneurship and innovative ability of the business community will ensure that Calgary will continue to be a center of excellence."

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