Robert Teskey
Robert Teskey
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Bob Teskey has a general corporate commercial solicitor’s practice which concentrates on strategic business and litigation advice, corporate restructuring, securities, commercial real estate and contract negotiation. He regularly acts as an arbitrator in commercial matters. He has acted as lead counsel to many major businesses with respect to corporate, business and securities transactions. Bob has had primary responsibility for transactions leading to the restructuring of major Canadian corporations. He has also participated in the completion of major transactions, which have required innovative strategies and approaches involving difficult negotiations. He acted as lead counsel for the Province of Alberta in the negotiation of the Province's financing and repayment of the Alpac project as well as with respect to the exit of the Province from its investment in Vencap. Much of the work Bob has undertaken has been in various centres throughout Canada and the United States.

A significant part of Bob's practice involves giving advice and drafting new policies in various areas related to ethics, conflicts of interest and related matters for both for profit and not for profit entities and in particular agencies of or related to government.

Bob has authored a chapter on Joint Ventures in Canada in the "Dow Jones Handbook of Joint Ventures". He is also the author of a chapter on corporate restructuring in "Case Studies in Recent Canadian Reorganizations" published by Carswell in honour of retired Justice Lloyd W. Houlden. He is a contributing editor to the Canadian Law Newsletter of the American Bar Association on corporate and commercial issues.

As Managing Partner of his firm for 25 years, Bob participated in and provided strategic advice with respect to various pieces of major litigation undertaken by the firm. As general counsel to significant business and institutional clients, he has helped develop key litigation and negotiation strategies to deal with unique challenges.

Law Society of Alberta, Conduct Committee
Past Member
Listed Corporate Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2011 - 2018
Listed M&A Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2011 - 2018
Queen's Counsel
1990
"Repeatedly Recommended"
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
1999 - 2007
"Preeminent"
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
2013, 2016 - 2017
Mergers & Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton
Best Lawyers®
2014, 2016
Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton
Best Lawyers®
2016
University of Alberta, Board of Governors
Member
2009 - Present
Canadian Blood Services
Board Member
2009 - Present
TEC Edmonton
Board Member
2006 - Present
Alberta Diabetes Institute
Chair
2005 - Present
Alberta Diabetes Foundation
Board Member
2003 - Present
Taylor College and Seminary
Trustee, Past Chair/Vice Chair
1997 - Present
Terwillegar Community Church
Chair
2003 - 2009
Field Law
Management
1980's - 2008
Alberta Finance (Investment Operations)
Committee
2003 - 2007
University of Alberta, Industry Liason Office
Advisory Committee
1998 - 2001
West Meadows Baptist Church
Chair
1998 - 2001
Oxford Development Group
Board Member
1981 - 1995
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Advisory Committee
2000 - 2000
Alberta Business Corporations Act - Review Committee
Former Member

Bob has been directly involved in numerous major client files, both past and present, on behalf of Field Law, such as:

  • Oxford Properties Group Inc.
  • Cancom Equity Fund and DFG Limited Partnership
  • N-W Group Limited (formerly Nu-West Group Limited)
  • Carma Developers Ltd.
  • Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • Swiss Franc Investors in Dome Petroleum Limited
  • RoyNat Inc.
  • Alberta Newsprint Company Ltd. And Limited Partnership
  • Alberta Treasury Department
  • Edmonton Telephones Corporation (now TELUS Communications Inc.)
  • The University of Alberta
Education
University of Alberta, 1970, Bachelor of Laws
University of Alberta, 1969, Bachelor of Arts
Admissions
Alberta,1971