Clive is known and well-respected for his straightforward, effective style in the courtroom and in the boardroom. Clive offers a variety of services in various practice areas with a focus and extensive experience in corporate and commercial litigation, with significant experience at all levels of courts in Canada including Provincial Court, Queen’s Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. When asked, Clive likes to say that he is “your lawyer.”
Clive has a varied business and corporate background, and after having been a partner at significant Calgary litigation firms, in 2010 has been operating his own law firm. Clive has been involved in many startup junior capital companies and, for example, some of which are as director and officer of Western Canadian Entertainment Corporation; as director of Silver Net Equities Corp.; as director of Macusani Yellowcake, Inc.; as director of Hodgins Auctioneers Inc.; as director of Silver Fern Financial Ltd.; as director of Kristina Capital Corp.; all public companies listed either on the TSX Venture Exchange, CDNX or the ASE. Clive is or has been an active shareholder of a number of private companies, in various sectors including land development, home building, residential landlord, restaurant operation, bingo landlord, and others.
Clive has been a member of the Alberta Bar since 1983, having completed a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Master's of Arts in Economics degree from Lakehead University and a Bachelor of Arts (honors) degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Clive, an Olympian wrestler for Canada in 1976 and 1980 and a former National Champion, volunteers coaching in the community, and volunteers extensive time with the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association (now Wrestling Canada Lutte) in which he is a past president and remains active on its management of the Canadian National Wrestling Team. Clive has an deep passion for amateur sports and continues to give back to the community, once being a member of the Calgary Booster Club, being a founding of the Calgary Rangers Soccer Club, being a founder and coach of a number of amateur wrestling clubs in Calgary, and has coached community hockey and soccer, and played adult hockey and soccer. Clive is in the Wrestling Hall of Fame in Canada, and holds the Silver Star from the International Amateur Wrestling Federation (United World Wrestling) for his service to the sport.