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

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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

9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Protect Your Franchise System During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in "Canada North" CCAA Priming Charges vs. Payroll Deductions Case
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings Annual Review of Insolvency Law
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

  • Alberta - 2015

Practices

création d'entreprises
droit des affaires
financement des entreprises
fusions et acquisitions
marchés des capitaux
restructuration et insolvabilité
services financiers

Industries

banques
capital d'investissement et capital de risque
énergie
start-up et sociétés émergentes
start-up et sociétés émergentes

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.

13 Mai 2020
9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Protect Your Franchise System During the COVID-19 Pandemic(seulement disponible en anglais)

Franchise and Distribution Bulletin

Mars 2020
Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in "Canada North" CCAA Priming Charges vs. Payroll Deductions Case(seulement disponible en anglais)

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin

Février 2018
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings Annual Review of Insolvency Law
(seulement disponible en anglais)

Annual Review of Insolvency Law

Co-authored with Wael Rostom
Avril 2017
Appeal Dismissed: Decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy of BIA(seulement disponible en anglais)

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin

Mars 2017
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy(seulement disponible en anglais)

Insolvency and Restructuring Bulletin

Février 2017
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness
(seulement disponible en anglais)

Annual Review of Insolvency Law
Co-authored with Tushara Weerasooriya, Adam Maerov, and Caireen Hanert

Juin 2016
Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta(seulement disponible en anglais)
Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin
Mai 2016
New Rules for Asset Sales by Insolvent Producers (at least for now)(seulement disponible en anglais)
Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin
Lexology
Janvier 2016
Compromise with the Alberta Energy Regulator: Navigating a Receivership in Alberta's Oil Patch(seulement disponible en anglais)

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin

Janvier 2016
TSX and TSXV provide guidance on new rights offering exemptions(seulement disponible en anglais)

Securities Bulletin

Janvier 2016
The Apache Pipeline Spill and the Alberta Energy Regulator
(seulement disponible en anglais)
CAPL Negotiator
Octobre 2015
Knock-for-Knock Indemnification Clauses in the Oil and Gas Industry(seulement disponible en anglais)
CAPL Negotiator
TerraLex