Richard Gushue, QC
Rick Gushue is a partner in Gowling WLG's Oil & Gas Group in Calgary. He 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.
Rick has worked extensively in the midstream area, including LNG, and is well-versed in the areas of storage, transportation, processing and other facility contracts.
Rick's work in oil and gas is not limited to the traditional areas of the Canadian oil patch. His knowledge of the business climate regarding the Arctic and drilling off the Canadian East Coast has made him a valuable resource to his domestic and international clients. He is also familiar with U.S. leases, operating agreements, royalty arrangements and sale and conveyancing practices, as well as a number of international production agreements.
Rick has also negotiated numerous First Nation oil and gas joint ventures and has extensive experience with Treaty Land Entitlement and Specific Claim matters.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Rick was 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).
Rick has contributed his time to a number of professional and community groups over the years and has been a leader with United Way for many years.