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Corporate Lawyer.
Helping clients with their corporate needs, energy-related transactions & commodity trading/derivatives risk management.

Year of Call.




Courtney’s extensive experience in major transactions and intricate corporate matters, combined with a dedicated practice of staying at the forefront of legal innovation, positions her as a leader poised to disrupt the legal market. With her commitment to the practice of law, sound judgment, and innovation, Courtney is an invaluable asset to clients navigating the evolving legal landscape, ensuring that Blue Rock Law continues to redefine the legal market.


Courtney is an experienced legal professional with an advanced background in mergers and acquisitions, energy, re-organization, derivatives, and not-for-profit matters. Having honed her skills at the world's largest law firm, Courtney has now embarked on a new journey, establishing her own firm driven by a belief in a superior client service model. With an unwavering commitment to her clients, Courtney offers her expertise and a deep understanding of complex legal matters to ensure optimal legal and business outcomes. Courtney can be trusted to navigate the intricacies of her client’s legal needs with precision and dedication.


Courtney was born and raised in Alberta and grew up south of Calgary in Okotoks and DeWinton. Devoting most of her spare time to her love for horses, she took initiative early on, starting her first job at the age of 13, where she mucked race-track stalls to fund her passion. Courtney’s strong feelings about Eli Manning’s unconscionable behavior in advance of the 2004 NFL Draft ultimately led to her landing her first law job as a Summer Student in 2008; she owes her legal career to the lesser Manning.


University of Calgary, 2009, LL.B
University of Calgary, 2003, BA


Director, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation

Director, Fear is Not Love Foundation (formerly CWES)


Lexpert Special Edition: Canada Leading Lawyers: Energy

The Legal 500 Canada: Energy and Natural Resources – Oil and Gas

The Best Lawyers in Canada: Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Energy, Oil and Gas

Representative Work

Derivatives and Commodity Trading

  • Derivatives Transactions: negotiating definitive documentation related to commodity (including carbon) derivatives transactions

  • Confidential Clients: drafting master carbon trading agreements for use on various regulated Canadian carbon registry

  • Confidential Clients: advising in relation to negotiations of carbon credit purchases

  • Energy Trading: advising a variety of energy companies on energy trading matters, including negotiating and closing physical and financial commodity trading transactions, ranging from large multinationals to Canadian mid-caps

  • Canadian and Cross-Border Derivatives Regulatory Compliance: advising public and private energy companies on Canadian derivatives regulation and compliance matters as well as cross-border energy derivatives regulation

  • Alberta Securities Commission: Member of the Derivatives Advisory Committee (General Derivatives Advice)

  • Neutral Markets: Member of Advisory Committee (Development of a carbon commodity marketplace and standardized carbon credit)

  • Confidential Client: supporting commodity trading desk (crude, natural gas, carbon) on an alternative fee arrangement basis

Private Equity/Fund Governance and Advisory

  • Extensive experience structuring limited partnerships and special purpose corporations, including familiarity with governance and equity structures (SAFE, DSU, share incentives, employee incentives (options and equity), convertible instruments, etc.)

  • US investment management fund: negotiation of governance, corporate and advisory document architecture, including structuring investments cross-border, coordinating relationships with EMDs and finders

  • US private equity: development and negotiation of advisory and revenue general documentation/agreements

  • Canadian private equity: various portfolio company clients requiring governance and general corporate/commercial/risk mitigation support

Private Equity/Fund Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

  • US private equity: lead Canadian counsel in cross-border acquisition of building products company for an aggregate transaction value of US$3.45 billion in cash

  • US private equity portfolio company: lead Canadian counsel to US private equity portfolio company in its acquisition of industrial equipment supplier

  • Canadian public company: investment by pension plan in a 49% ownership position in renewal power assets in North America and Europe

  • Canadian private equity portfolio company: acquisition of substantially all the Canadian-based fracturing and cementing operations of a distressed target

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Private upstream energy company: acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares, and options and warrants convertible into common shares, of a private upstream company based on an asset consideration of US $62 million

  • Public downstream energy company: acquisition of over 150 retail gas station locations across Canada

  • Private midstream company: acquisition of midstream assets in Saskatchewan

  • Public upstream energy company: acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets in Saskatchewan representing approximately 4,000 boe/d of Viking light oil production

  • US private equity: lead Canadian counsel in cross-border acquisition of building products company for an aggregate transaction value of US$3.45 billion in cash

  • Private limited company: lead Canadian counsel in cross-border acquisition of a leading provider of aftermarket components and services to the global reciprocating compressor market.

  • Public upstream energy company: acquisition of upstream energy target by way of a plan of arrangement

  • US private equity portfolio company: lead Canadian counsel to US private equity portfolio company in its acquisition of industrial equipment supplier

  • Private upstream energy company: sale of an operating area in Alberta for approximately $150 million

  • Public upstream and midstream company: sale of upstream and midstream assets in the Foothills area of Alberta for $190 million

  • Public midstream company: sale of gas distribution business in New Brunswick to for $331 million

  • Private midstream company: commercial arrangements with other midstreamer regarding the Alberta Carbon Trunkline Project

  • Public midstream company: $1.75 billion sale of a 49 percent interest in a portfolio of renewable power assets in North America and Europe

  • Public upstream company: $940 million sale of its oil and gas properties and enhanced oil operations near Weyburn, Saskatchewan

  • Private SOE upstream and midstream company: acquisition of 100% of the partnership interests of CQ Energy Canada for a purchase price of $722 million

  • Public midstream company: $1.075 billion sale of its South Prairie Region Assets. Financial institution: $31 million project financing used for the development, construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of the 15-megawatt solar power plant located near Brooks, Alberta

  • Canadian private equity portfolio company: acquisition of substantially all the Canadian-based fracturing and cementing operations of a distressed target

  • Financial institution: $75 million project financing for the development, construction, ownership and operation of wind project in Alberta

  • Public midstream company: $538 million acquisition of gas plants and associated sales gas pipelines in northeastern BC and associated long-term Midstream Services Agreement for processing and transportation of produced gas

  • Public midstream company: agreement to transfer its liquids pipelines and certain Canadian renewable energy assets, to a subsidiary of for consideration, including the assumption of debt, valued at $30.4 billion

  • South African public company: $8 billion gas to liquids facility and joint venture with public upstream company in Industrial Heartland

  • Public upstream/midstream company:  US$1.67 billion agreement to sell its Canadian natural gas liquids business.

  • South African public company:  $1.05 billion acquisition of a 50 percent working interest in Farrell Creek shale gas assets in the Montney Basin area of northeastern British Columbia, a subsequent transaction for similar consideration of $1.05 billion, which expanded the company’s gas reserves in the area, with a view to the further development of a gas-to-liquids plant to be located in Canada and to serve the North American liquid fuels markets

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