Rodney Perkins
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9711

Rodney's practice focuses primarily on banking and commercial lending transactions, including debt financing, project finance, acquisition finance and other transactional debt-related work. He also assists clients with general corporate and commercial matters.

Rodney has experience acting for both borrowers and lending institutions in connection with bilateral loan transactions, syndicated loan transactions, acquisition financings, corporate reorganizations, asset-based lending and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Rodney also advises clients on a wide variety of real property matters, including purchase and sale transactions involving office, industrial and retail properties, mortgage financing and development and planning matters. He has significant experience in negotiating leases and subleases for office, industrial and commercial space, for local, national and international landlords and tenants.

Rodney primarily works in the energy, oil and gas, and related services industries.


Representing as lead counsel or as a part of the Blakes Financial Services group on the following matters:

  • Lenders in the establishment of, and ongoing advisory services for, syndicated credit facilities for Athabasca Oil Corporation

  • Numerous large, mid-market and smaller syndicated and non-syndicated credit facilities led by Canadian banks ranging in size from C$5-million to C$5.5-billion

  • Agrium Inc. on certain domestic and international financings for itself and its subsidiaries as well as general corporate matters

Matters representative of Rodney's real estate practice include:

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on the development and project financing of a 33 MW hydroelectric facility in British Columbia, including working with private landowners, governmental departments and First Nations to secure project consents, licences, land rights and approvals for development, construction and operation

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Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Securities Litigation , May 5, 2016.
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