Joseph Yurkovich, K.C., ICD.D is a native Edmontonian with a practice focused on corporate taxation matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and governance. Joe has more than 40 years of mergers and acquisitions experience as lead counsel for purchase or sale of businesses in a wide range of industries including the following: professional hockey, national travel agency, oilfield/oilsands manufacturing and services, multinational datacentre manufacturing partner, auto and equipment dealerships, national automotive retail and service provider, biotech, IT consulting, technology and internet businesses. He has acted as lead counsel on successful take-over bids, shareholder proposals and multijurisdictional M&A and exchangeable securities transactions. Joe has substantial experience in structuring business organizations, including corporate structures, joint ventures and limited and general partnerships for use in a broad range of sectors, including several with private equity and public sector fund participants.

Apart from his secondment to the tax group of an international accounting firm, Joe has spent his entire career with Miller Thomson. He joined the Alberta predecessor firm in 1981 and was managing partner of that firm for three years immediately prior to merger with Miller Thomson.

Joe participated in consultations with Alberta Government Services and the Corporate Commercial Advisory Committee of the Law Society of Alberta regarding the 2005 amendments to the Alberta Business Corporation Act and the legislative provisions for Alberta unlimited liability corporations.

Joe has been a panelist and presented papers for seminars and courses on income tax and business law conducted by the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch.