Kourtney Rylands 

Kourtney Rylands

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.355.3326
e: kourtney.rylands@mcmillan.ca

overview

Kourtney Rylands is an associate in the firm's Business Law and Financial Services practice groups in McMillan's Calgary office. Her practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including private transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, business restructuring and organization, regulatory law and general commercial law. As part of her corporate practice Kourtney also advises on the negotiation and drafting of contracts and agreements, as well as the review of commercial documents in preparation for litigation. Kourtney has advised a broad range of clients including, businesses, government bodies, financial institutions, and court appointed receivers.

Kourtney joined McMillan as a summer student in 2013 and completed her articles with the firm in 2015. She received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2011, where she graduated with first class honours. Kourtney also received her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary in 2014. During law school, Kourtney was actively involved in pro bono activities and volunteered with Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary, making numerous court appearances before the Alberta Provincial Court. Kourtney has continued her pro bono activities in practice by acting as duty counsel in Pro Bono Law Alberta's Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project. Before law school, Kourtney gained business and client service experience with the provincial and federal governments.

Publications

Appeal Dismissed: Decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy of BIA
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness
Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta
New Rules for Asset Sales by Insolvent Producers (at least for now)
Compromise with the Alberta Energy Regulator: Navigating a Receivership in Alberta's Oil Patch
TSX and TSXV provide guidance on new rights offering exemptions
Knock-for-Knock Indemnification Clauses in the Oil and Gas Industry

Education

  • University of Calgary, J.D. - 2014
  • University of Calgary, B.A. Political Science - 2011
  • University of Calgary, B.A. Psychology - 2011

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2015

Practices

business formation
business law
capital markets
corporate finance
financial services
mergers and acquisitions
restructuring and insolvency

Industries

banking
energy
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
startups and emerging companies

Kourtney Rylands is an associate in the firm's Business Law and Financial Services practice groups in McMillan's Calgary office. Her practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including private transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, business restructuring and organization, regulatory law and general commercial law. As part of her corporate practice Kourtney also advises on the negotiation and drafting of contracts and agreements, as well as the review of commercial documents in preparation for litigation. Kourtney has advised a broad range of clients including, businesses, government bodies, financial institutions, and court appointed receivers.

Kourtney joined McMillan as a summer student in 2013 and completed her articles with the firm in 2015. She received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2011, where she graduated with first class honours. Kourtney also received her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary in 2014. During law school, Kourtney was actively involved in pro bono activities and volunteered with Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary, making numerous court appearances before the Alberta Provincial Court. Kourtney has continued her pro bono activities in practice by acting as duty counsel in Pro Bono Law Alberta's Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project. Before law school, Kourtney gained business and client service experience with the provincial and federal governments.

March 2017
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

Insolvency and Restructuring Bulletin

February 2017
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness

Annual Review of Insolvency Law
Authorized by Tushara Weerasooriya, Adam Maerov, Kourtney Rylands and Caireen Hanert