Melinda Park is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a national Canadian law firm. She practices in Securities and Capital Markets Group in the Calgary office. She is currently a member of BLG's National Council, which is the BLG's governing body, as well as a member of various other internal committees within BLG. Melinda has practiced securities and corporate law for 20 years, with a focus on securities, corporate finance and commercial transactions. She primarily represents corporate clients on securities and corporate matters, including mergers & acquisitions, going public in Canada, and financings by way of prospectus and private placement offerings. She represents companies, both private and public, and works closely with the board of directors, and board committees – such as audit committees, in assessing best practices and corporate governance. Melinda has experience acting as independent counsel for special committees created for specific purposes within a board of directors. She has also been involved in "going-public transactions" and subsequent corporate governance and continuous disclosure for numerous companies listed on both the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX. Melinda participates in numerous industry-related events and is often a speaker at events related to her area of expertise. Melinda graduated from the College of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan and the Faculty of Laws at the University of Toronto. She has been a board member or corporate secretary of several public companies and has also worked with various not-for-profit companies/associations, including Calgary Minor Soccer Association where she has worked on specific projects relating to bylaws and governance matters. Melinda is married with two teenage boys who are very active athletes.