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Clarke Barnes Calgary Lawyer

Clarke Barnes

Partner | Managing Partner, Calgary Fasken
We are committed to providing creative, customized and cost-effective services to our clients in a broad range of national and international transactions in a variety of industries.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1989 | Alberta, 1992
Language(s) English
Office(s) Calgary


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.

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Estate Planning Council of Calgary
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Family Trusts in Tax Planning: Business Sales and Asset Protection Family Trust Information Session, Mackie Research Capital Corp location location Calgary
Tax Issues in Will Planning 9th Tax Planning for the Wealthy Family location location Calgary


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