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About Matt

Matt's practice focuses on energy regulation, as well as environmental and Indigenous law issues. He acts for oil and gas producers, pipeline and midstream companies, mining companies, and electrical transmission, distribution and generation companies, including in the thermal, solar and wind sectors. He assists with obtaining regulatory approvals to develop major projects, regulatory proceedings necessary for commercial transactions, compliance proceedings, regulatory system design proceedings, and land rights acquisition and compensation proceedings.

Matt's experience includes drafting and coordinating regulatory applications and motions, preparing written evidence and argument in regulatory proceedings, providing regulatory and environmental law advice to help ensure successful business decisions and transactions, and researching regulatory and environmental law issues.

Prior to joining Blakes, Matt served as a judicial law clerk for the Court of Appeal of Alberta.

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Representative matters in which Matt has been involved include:

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. with regard to an amendment application to the Alberta Utilities Commission on the 130 MW Hand Hills wind project near Delia, Alberta

  • A pipeline company with regard to various land rights acquisition proceedings before the Canada Energy Regulator

  • A corporate client with regard to an application before the British Columbia Utilities Commission to construct and operate an electrical distribution line

  • An oil company with regard to a Group 1 tolls and tariffs proceeding before the Canada Energy Regulator

  • Various corporate clients with regard to compensation, compliance and facilities proceedings, and proceedings related to electricity regulation, before Alberta and British Columbia energy regulatory bodies

  • Various corporate clients with regard to regulatory applications and diligence necessary to effect corporate transactions

Professional Activities

Matt is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.


Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2020
JD (Dean's List), University of Calgary – 2019
BA (With Distinction), University of Victoria – 2015

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