Philip K. Barton*



Direct: 604 647 4143

Assistant: Brittney Blackall

Direct: 604 647 4155

Practice Areas
Areas of Expertise
  • Natural Resources/Energy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Financing
  • Commercial Lending
  • Mezzanine Financing

* Law Corporation


Philip is a business lawyer who has a different focus on transactions than many of his professional peers. His engineering background provides a practical viewpoint and, further, he was co-founder of a hydropower developer in 2006 which secured $5 million of venture capital in 2007, developed the 22 MW ($65 million) Jamie Creek run-of-river project and was sold to private equity in 2009.

Philip has practiced for 15 years in both acquisition and sale transactions and in countless finance transactions including project finance, acquisition finance, commercial lending and equity investments.  Active clients include business owners, developers, lenders and first nations; such clients are focused on electricity, oil & gas, construction, commercial real estate, forestry, manufacturing and craft brewing. Over the years, Philip has provided legal support to seven operational run-of-river and wind facilities that collectively represent over $600 million of capital and has provided legal support to dozens of development projects.  Philip previously practiced at a national firm in Calgary focused on finance and mergers & acquisitions.

  • UBC, Environmental Engineering, B.A.Sc.
  • UBC, Civil Engineering, M.A.Sc.
  • Dalhousie University, LL.B.
  • Year of Call: 2004 (Alberta) and 2009 (B.C.)