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Leanne C. Krawchuk - Dentons Canada LLP. Edmonton, AB, CA

Leanne C. Krawchuk

Partner | Dentons Canada LLP

Edmonton, AB, CANADA

A securities expert with top-notch advice and insight on mergers, acquisitions and sale transactions.




Risk Apportionment in the Purchase and Sale Transaction


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Leanne’s securities practice involves providing advice to clients on mergers, acquisitions and sale transactions, including plans of arrangement, reverse takeovers, reorganizations, and amalgamations.

Representing clients in the mining, construction, engineering, oilfield service and technology industries, she also assists both public and private issuers, including municipalities, in raising capital through private placements, public offerings, venture capital financings and commercial paper offerings.

Leanne interacts with the stock exchanges and other securities regulatory authorities in Canada in connection with various applications on behalf of reporting issuers and exempt market dealers. In addition, she is routinely involved in the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements relating to the establishment of joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, construction contracts, including subcontracts, and long term supply and purchase agreements.

Industry Expertise (8)


VC and Private Equity

Mining and Metals

Shipping (Marine)

Legal Services


Construction - Commercial

Capital Markets

Areas of Expertise (7)

Corporate Governance

Mining Law

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Energy Law

Corporate & Commercial Law

Securities & Corporate Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions

Accomplishments (3)

Securities Advisory Committee – Alberta Securities Commission (professional)

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted to foster a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and to protect investors. The Securities Advisory Committee is comprised of practicing securities lawyers who review and comment on proposed legislation, rules, policies, etc. and provide general advisory services to the ASC.

Partner – Dentons Canada LLP (professional)


Dentons is a global firm driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton.

Legal Adviser – Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (personal)


Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta. The Foundation gives back in excess of $1 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada who focus their activities on educational initiatives, health and wellness, and youth programs.

Education (2)

University of Alberta: B.Comm. 1994

Graduated with Distinction

Queen’s University: LL.B. 1997

Event Appearances (7)

What You Should Know About Becoming an Exempt Market Dealer

Canadian Bar Association (Northern Alberta Branch) Event Series  Edmonton, Alberta


Succession Planning: Selling Your Business to a Third Party, Family or Management Team

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Seminar  Edmonton, Alberta


Selling Your Business - Tips, Tricks and Traps

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Seminar  Webinar


Converting Employees to Owners: Employee Share Purchase Plans

Canadian Bar Association Alberta – Alberta Law Conference 2011  Edmonton, Alberta


Advanced Mergers & Acquisitions

FMC Breakfast for the Mind Series  Edmonton, Alberta


Converting Employees to Owners: Employee Share Purchase Plans

FMC Breakfast for the Mind Series  Edmonton, Alberta


Mining Issuers on the TSX Venture Exchange

The Canadian Institute, Reporting for Natural Resources  Vancouver, British Columbia


Sample Talks (1)

Converting Employees to Owners: Employee Share Purchase Plans

Often referred to as one of the biggest expenses on a company's books, employees can make or break a company. In “Converting Employees to Owners: Employee Share Purchase Plans”, Leanne Krawchuk addresses the key issues required to effectively convert employees to owners by using Employee Share Purchase Plans (ESPP).


  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist


*Will consider certain engagements for no fee