Richard Gushue, QC
Richard (Rick) Gushue is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office and a member of the firm’s Oil & Gas Group.
Routinely distinguished as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in Canada, Rick has significant experience in all aspects of oil and gas law, with an emphasis on acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, title reviews and other transactional due diligence.
Over the course of his career, Rick has worked extensively in the midstream area, particularly in relation to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. He is especially well-versed in the areas of storage, transportation, processing and other facility contracts.
Notably, Rick's work in oil and gas is not limited to the traditional boundaries of the Canadian oil patch. His sophisticated knowledge of the business and regulatory climates in Canada’s Arctic and Maritime regions, in particular, has made him a valuable resource to domestic and international clients alike. He also has in-depth experience with U.S. leases, operating agreements, royalty arrangements and sale and conveyancing practices, as well as with a number of international production agreements.
Rick complements his oil and gas background with a strong foundation in Indigenous law. He has considerable experience with Treaty Land Entitlement and Specific Claim matters and has negotiated numerous oil and gas joint venture agreements with First Nations.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Rick served as a partner at the Calgary office of another national law firm. He is also a past chair and executive of the Canadian Bar Association's Natural Resources Section (Southern Alberta Branch).
Outside of his practice, Rick has contributed his time to a number of professional and community groups over the years.