T. D. Stock Professional Corporation, Calgary
Tracey blends legal, engineering, and systems experience with knowledge about what technology can do, its limits and risks, and skill in systems development. Tracey can contribute meaningful insights to Bencher table conversations about emerging technology opportunities, needs, risks, and challenges. Tracey also contributes the blended perspectives of practice with a major oil and gas explorer, a national and a regional law firm, and as a sole practitioner. His experience is also informed by decades of legal outreach to disadvantaged communities through Calgary Legal Guidance and pro bono legal service.
Tracey graduated in law from the University of Calgary after practising reservoir engineering with major oil and gas explorers. The National Energy Program encouraged a career shift. Today, he evaluates oil and gas properties, negotiates, drafts purchase and sale agreements, manages closing, and leads post-closing administration, data conversion, and data integrity analysis.
Tracey’s experience includes development and implementation of technology systems that manage complex legal projects and generate, execute, and track supporting legal documentation. He developed a next generation petroleum land information system that was acquired by a leading software firm and is now used by oil and gas companies. Tracey also applies blended experience in law and engineering as a part-time Hearing Commissioner for the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Tracey contributes to the legal profession as a practice assessor with the Law Society and as a member of the Legislative Review Committee of the CBA, Alberta Branch. He served for three years on the Practice Review Committee and four years on the Real Estate Practice Advisory Committee. He facilitates, instructs, and evaluates for the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education. During Covid-19, Tracey contributed to successful telephone and videoconferencing outreach by Calgary Legal Guidance. He has been recognized for 20 years of outstanding service at CLG’s evening and outreach clinics. In 2019, he received the Distinguished Service Award for pro bono legal service from the Law Society of Alberta and CBA, Alberta Branch.
Tracey reaches out to the community teaching business law, management, and information systems at Mount Royal University. He taught management information systems at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business MBA program, and survey law in the Geomatics Department, Schulich School of Engineering where he was recognized for outstanding teaching in survey law. Tracey presents law courses to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geophysicists of Alberta. He has published several articles on energy industry legal issues.
Tracey contributes to the community with decades of service to Scouts Canada, including multi-section leadership, Council Commissioner for Southern Alberta, secretary of its charitable foundation, president of its property society, and providing pro bono legal services. Scouts Canada recognized him with its Bar to the Silver Acorn for continued especially distinguished service and its Lifetime Achievement Award. Tracey is also a lifetime donor for Canadian Blood Services and gave years of service to the Calgary Food Bank and as a St. John Ambulance Association instructor.
In 2017, the Governor General of Canada presented Tracey with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.