John Piasta's practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets transactions, including cross-border financings, and corporate governance matters. In the course of his practice John regularly:
- acts for issuers and investment dealers in respect of private and public debt and equity offerings, financial advisory services and regulatory compliance;
- advises clients in connection with corporate and asset acquisitions or dispositions; and
- acts for public and private entities in relation to ongoing corporate and securities law compliance as well as governance and securityholder matters.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, John clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal in Edmonton.
John is the Chair of the Advisory Committee of I Can for Kids. I Can for Kids provides non-perishable food packs, fresh produce and other nutritious items to feed insecure children and youth in Calgary during the summer months.
John is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary. PCC fights prostate cancer by delivering one-stop support to men and families through rapid access to personalized care, research, and education.
John is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary French and International School Society and a past Alberta Co-Chair of the Shevchenko Foundation. He is a past editor of the Alberta Law Review and a former executive director and member of the board of directors of Student Legal Services of Edmonton.