Lisa​ McDowell​

Of Counsel

Lisa is a results-driven executive and general counsel with extensive legal and business experience acquired through both in-house and private practice roles.


Commercial; Corporate; Corporate Governance; Employment; Transactional/Financing

Former firms & in-house roles:

Stikeman Elliott LLP; Bantrel Co.; Centrica E&P Canada; Greenstone Resources Ltd.; Magna International Inc. (Intier)

Lisa is a practical and effective legal professional with expertise in energy and oil & gas sectors who practices a quiet, calm and conscientious leadership style. Across practice areas and industries Lisa has demonstrated leadership, business acumen and strategy. Lisa has experience leading a legal department and risk management for a privately held Canadian business which included establishing, managing and delivering the legal function, managing the insurance portfolio and acting as the Ethics & Compliance officer as well as corporate secretary. She has ​overseen governance of the operating partnership with international partners, supporting the partnership’s management committee as well as lead the legal and regulatory functions for the partnership. Lisa has worked on both domestic and international M&A, has acted as local deal lead for the sale of a business, including sale preparation, execution and transition to close, and​ has drafted and negotiated a wide variety of commercial and employment documents for clients.

Lisa is a detail oriented, communicative and collaborative lawyer who is dedicated to the growth of her clients and peers alike and has often acted as a mentor to associates and articling students in previous roles. Lisa values that Caravel offers an environment that values entrepreneurship, innovation and professional flexibility. 



University of Toronto, (LL.B.) 1995

University of Western Ontario, (B.A.) 1992

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