Clarke is the Managing Partner of the Fasken’s Calgary office, and is responsible for the firm’s operations in Alberta. Clarke’s practice is focused on tax as well as mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and commercial transactions. Clients rely on Clarke’s practical, results-oriented approach to complex legal issues across a wide range of industries, with a primary focus on financial services, energy and technology.
Corporate and personal tax clients trust Clarke to advise on tax-effective transaction and corporate structures, reorganizations of private and public companies, disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and other taxing authorities, structuring both “in-bound” and “out-bound” cross-border investments, providing legal opinions on questions of tax law and providing general advice on a variety of on-going compliance matters.
Management teams and boards of directors value Clarke’s experience and expertise advising on domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, including share and asset purchases and sales, joint ventures, partnerships, commercial arrangements and corporate reorganizations.
Clarke is also a trusted advisor to owner-operated and family-owned enterprises that rely on his strategic advice to meet their unique challenges, including succession and estate planning.
Prior to joining Fasken, Clarke practiced with another recognized national law firm in Calgary.