Greg Shannon, QC, ICD.D


Greg Shannon, QC, ICD.D

Corporate Tax, Private Equity, Corporate Finance and M&A, Partner at Gowling WLG


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Greg Shannon is a Corporate Finance, Tax and Private Equity partner in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG (Canada ) LLP . Mr. Shannon is a lawyer in both Canada and in the United States and practices in the areas of taxation, business law, trusts and estates, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, franchise and sports & entertainment law.

Greg has extensive involvement in contract negotiations including cross-border ventures; structuring financings for both private and public companies, and off-shore tax planning for corporations and professional athletes. Greg has acted as counsel for various non-profit organizations in British Columbia, Alberta and the United States and for various emerging enterprises. Greg also has experience with IPOs and RTOs on the CSE, TSX, TSX-V and foreign stock exchanges. He has many years of experience in professional athlete/club contract negotiations in all North American professional sports leagues and NASCAR; musical artist management contracts; off-shore tax planning for professional athletes and artists; commercial endorsement and merchandising contracts; television, and TV sports casting talent legal matters.

Greg was a co-founder of the Calgary Enterprise Forum Society, a non-profit organization that fosters the development, promotion and advancement of high growth and emerging businesses in Calgary and Southern Alberta. He has also lectured at numerous seminars on cross-border tax and estate planning and various corporate finance topics. Finally he an accomplished musician and pianist, and competed in the 2005 Honens Amateur Piano Competition. Best way to contact me: greg.shannon@gowlingwlg.com or (403) 298-1899.