Experience

Dale practices in the areas of commercial, general and business aviation, banking and finance, and corporate commercial law. Dale is a leading practitioner in the aviation field, having provided legal counsel to domestic and foreign air carriers, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul companies, lenders/borrowers, lessors/lessees, buyers/sellers, and institutional clients in all manner of aviation transactions and in respect of the establishment and merger of commercial air services, both in Canada and abroad. He has acted as counsel in all manner of commercial and aircraft financing transactions for borrowers and provincial, national, and international financial institutions. In his corporate commercial practice, Dale provides legal counsel to private and public corporations involved in diverse businesses such as commercial air services, equipment leasing, precious metals investment, communications, resources, manufacturing, professional and amateur sports, construction, and food services.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Associate Member, American Bar Association (Section of Business Law/Aircraft Financing Subcommittee and Forum on Air and Space Law)
  • Associate Member, Northern Air Transport Association (Canada)
  • Director, and Vice-Chair, Central Fund of Canada Limited (TSX, NYSE MKT)
  • Director and Corporate Secretary, Alberta Lawyers Insurance Exchange
  • Former Bencher (Director), Law Society of Alberta

Community

Dale is active in his community and his profession and among his many past and present community service and not for profit activities, Dale served as a Bencher/ Director of the Law Society of Alberta, Director of Pro Bono Law Alberta, is a Director of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Society and a former Director and now an advisor and volunteer with the Calgary Minor Soccer Association.