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Desiree M. Ryziuk

Partner, Student Recruitment and Development

Practice areas

Business Law

  • Commercial leasing
  • Commercial lending and financings
  • Commercial sales and acquisitions
  • Shareholder agreements and corporate organization


  • Preparation of employment agreements and policy manuals
  • Advising clients on matters relating to wrongful and constructive dismissal and human rights claims
  • Advising clients with respect to disability and accommodation issues

Real Estate

  • Acquisition, financing and sale of commercial real estate and residential properties


Ogilvie LLP

Partner, Student Recruitment and Development, 2023 - Present

Partner, 2019 - 2022

Associate, 2011 - 2018

Student-at-Law, 2010 - 2011


Bachelor of Laws - University of Alberta, 2010

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, History - University of Alberta, 2010

Professional activities & memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Past Chair, Business Law Subsection