Mr. Bentham carries on a private practice of law in the City of Calgary. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta in 1991 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1992. Between 1992 and 2003, he practiced with three prominent Alberta law firms as an associate and partner during which time he specialized in corporate, commercial and real estate based transactions. Mr. Bentham’s current practice specializes in real estate based, tax driven securities offerings. His expertise in structuring such transactions extends to both Canadian and United States based real estate offerings as well as international offerings.
Mr. Bentham has significant experience in the providing counsel to exempt market issuers across Canada. His experience in this respect includes preparation of exempt market offerings, advising on compliance by exempt market issuers with applicable securities laws and acting on behalf of issuers with respect inquiries and actions by securities regulators against exempt market issuers. Mr. Bentham has been a founder, officer and/or director of eight TSX Venture listed companies since 2002. On behalf of these issuers Mr. Bentham has chaired and/or been a member of multiple audit committees, has chaired special committees with respect to transactional and governance related matters and has been actively involved in all levels of business strategy and financing activities of these companies.