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Laura Safran

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A lawyer since 1977


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DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
250 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0C1
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Laura M. Safran, K.C., is more than just a lawyer; she's a legal powerhouse. With her expertise in corporate/commercial, intellectual property, and technology law, she's the go-to person for major corporations and government entities alike.

From downtown Calgary to international transactions, Laura has been at the forefront, leading significant mergers and acquisitions on a global scale. Her extensive experience includes representing national and international corporations in complex commercial transactions, asset-based financings, and corporate restructurings.

As head of Canada's Aviation group and co-head of Canada's Education group, Laura's influence extends far beyond the boardroom. She's not only a prominent aviation lawyer but also a respected authority in education law, having acted as Acting General Counsel of a major public school board and providing legal counsel to a well-known post-secondary polytechnic training institute.

Laura's contributions to legal academia are equally impressive. She's updated the Canadian Encyclopedia Digest on Aviation, provided annual Canadian updates to Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport, and spoken extensively on aviation law issues in Canada and internationally.

Recognized as a leading lawyer by prestigious legal directories, Laura's accolades speak volumes about her expertise and dedication. She's consistently ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global for Transportation and Chambers Canada for Transportation: Aviation: Finance. Her awards include being named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women by the WXN and the Globe & Mail.

Beyond her legal practice, Laura is actively involved in various community and professional organizations. She has served on the Boards of Directors of the Calgary International Airport Authority, The Van Horne Institute, and as a part-time member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

In summary, Laura M. Safran, K.C., is a legal luminary whose impact extends far beyond the courtroom. Her breadth of experience, dedication to her clients, and contributions to the legal profession make her a true standout in the field of law.


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