Boctor Bullen Barristers & Solicitors
    • Education
    • LL.B. (University of Victoria)
    • B.A. (University of British Columbia)
    •  
      Bar Admission
    • Alberta 1999
    • Ontario 1990 (Inactive)

     

    VCard

    Brian has been involved in the energy industry since 1990, as a solicitor, executive, entrepreneur and director of private and public companies. His experiences in these roles underlay Brian’s pragmatic, business-centred perspective. This, combined with a solid working knowledge of commercial issues and common practices, ensures that his advice is concise and pertinent. An example of the utility of Brian’s approach is his hands-on involvement, on behalf of project proponents, in the negotiation, drafting and successful conclusion of Impact Benefits Agreements with First Nations.

     

    In addition to private practice, Brian’s background includes the following roles:

    • Senior legal counsel to TransCanada Corporation’s energy marketing subsidiaries
    • Manager of U.S. NE natural gas marketing and western continent electricity trading for TransCanada’s energy marketing subsidiaries
    • Co-founder, President & CEO and director of Candela Energy Corporation, an electricity trading and asset management company
    • Director of ENTx Capital Corporation, a private holding company with investments in the electricity sector
    • Director of Ivory Energy Corporation, a publicly traded oil and natural gas producer with operations in Saskatchewan and Alberta
    • Co-founder, President & CEO and director of Pteragen Canada Inc., an Alberta based renewable energy developer
    • Executive Vice President of WindRiver Power Corporation, a B.C and Alberta based renewable energy developer

     

    Representative work includes advising on:

    • All aspects of the establishment of corporate and partnership vehicles and associated debt and equity financings required for startup, growth and project development
    • The relationships of internal stakeholders through shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, incentive compensation plans and employee equity participation agreements
    • The relationships of the external project stakeholders through early stage development agreements, long term lease agreements, royalty agreements, benefits agreements with First Nations, joint ventures and construction and services agreements

     

    403-589-4667
    brian.bullen@boctorbullen.com

    • Education
    • LL.B. (University of Victoria)
    • B.Sc. (University of Toronto)
    •  
      Bar Admission
    • Alberta 1999
    • Ontario 1990 (Inactive)

     

    VCard

    Lilli’s legal roots as a commercial litigator have had a strong influence on her present corporate commercial practice. Her commercial advice is thorough, preventative and to-the-point. In addition to advising energy and energy services companies, Lilli’s long-time interest in software-based technologies has developed into an expertise in information technology law. Her extensive experience in this field includes negotiating and drafting:

    • cloud-computing agreements (SaaS and PaaS);
    • software licensing agreements, and maintenance and support services agreements;
    • master-services agreements, reseller agreements, and outsourcing agreements;
    • data storage and hosting agreements; and
    • energy data management agreements.

     

    Lilli also advises clients on information technology-related privacy matters, with a focus on compliance with Canadian federal and provincial privacy legislation that governs international data transfers.

     

    Lilli’s background includes the following roles:

    • Private practice with a mid-sized Toronto firm in the area of commercial litigation
    • Vice President and General Counsel to company engaged in water treatment and energy services
    • General Counsel to companies engaged in construction and software as a service

     

    Representative work includes advising on:

    • A wide range of corporate and commercial matters in connection with the deployment, utilization and purchase and sale of software and in relation to the purchase and sale of companies involved in software development and SaaS, domestically and internationally
    • Complex commercial matters arising in connection with the operation of data management platforms and services
    • Corporate and commercial matters arising in the oil and gas services and construction sectors

     

    Lilli serves as a director of a private software development company focused on oil and gas drilling technology.

    403-689-1324
    lilli@boctorbullen.com

    • Education
    • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
      (University of Calgary)
    • J.D. (University of Calgary)
    •  
      Bar Admission
    • Alberta 2016

     

    VCard

    Sean practices corporate and commercial law, with a focus on the energy and technology sectors. His education as an engineer and his experiences with both multinational energy companies and regional energy enterprises shape his careful approach to legal issues. He advises startup and high growth enterprises, as well as owner-managed businesses, in the following industries: energy services, electricity generation, technology, oil and gas exploration and production, and construction. He has assisted clients with initial corporate finance and structuring matters, including debt arrangements and prospectus exempt equity financings. Sean works closely with the founders and management of Boctor & Bullen’s clients on a variety of matters that arise during operations, including the negotiation of joint venture arrangements, service and supply agreements, procurement practices and employee ownership and incentive plans, including stock option and share purchase plans. He also assists clients in resolving early-stage corporate and commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes.

    Sean’s work currently involves a corporate counsel secondment to a mid-sized Alberta-based oil and gas services company.

     

    Representative work includes advising on:

    • A range of corporate matters
    • Commercial agreements, including commercial leases, asset and equipment purchases, and related debt instruments
    • Technology related agreements such as license agreements, software support and maintenance agreements, outsourcing agreements and royalty agreements
    • Commercial risk mitigation through the development and implementation of contracting practices and the negotiation of tailored insurance coverage
    • The resolution of early stage commercial disputes, including debt collection in the oil and gas sector

     

    403-975-4910
    sean.bullen@boctorbullen.com