Greg P. Shannon, a partner in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office, has been appointed a Provincial Court of Alberta judge within the Calgary Civil Division, effective July 30, 2021.
“This appointment is a strong testament to Greg’s intelligence, pragmatism and deep sense of commitment – to his clients, the Canadian legal landscape and to Calgary’s business community," said Regina Corrigan, managing partner of Gowling WLG's Calgary office. "While we’re sorry to see him leave our firm, we have no doubt that he will serve our province admirably in his new role."
Over the course of his 30-year career, Greg has established a robust corporate law and estates & trusts practice, with an emphasis on corporate finance, M&A, tax and corporate governance. Qualified in Alberta, British Columbia, The District of Columbia and California, as well as being educated in both the US and Canada, he complements his practice with significant cross-border experience in both M&A and trusts & estates.
Outside of his legal work, Greg remains an active member of Calgary's local business community. He is the current Chair of the M&A Club of Canada (Calgary) and is a long-standing Director of the Association for Corporate Growth (Calgary chapter). He is also a director of the Canadian Council of Better Business Bureau and has been actively involved for over 20 years. In 1999, he co-founded the Calgary Enterprise Forum Society, a non-profit organization that fosters the development, promotion and advancement of high-growth and emerging businesses in Southern Alberta. He chaired the organization until 2016.
Shannon received the coveted Governor General’s Golden Jubilee Award for public service in 2002; was appointed to Queen’s Counsel in 2009; and was named an International Fellow of The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel in 2018. Greg is an accomplished pianist and an advocate of Honen’s Society and the Royal Conservatory of Music.