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Practice areas

Wills and Estates Law

  • Assist clients to ensure their wishes are communicated and carried out when they are unable to speak on their own behalf
  • Work with families during the loss to ensure their loved one’s estate is well managed

Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Advise business clients on operational and strategic issues
  • Assist clients with mergers and acquisitions
  • Work with employers and employees to resolve employment disputes
  • Counsel clients on matters of contractual law

Estate Planning

  • Lead of Wills and Estates department at Ogilvie LLP
  • Assist clients with the planning and drafting of their personal directives and power of attorney to ensure their wishes are communicated and carried out when they are unable to speak on their own behalf
  • Advise and assists individuals to ensure that their assets are protected through the drafting of their Will,  family trusts, cohabitation and prenuptial agreements
  • Work with families during the loss of a loved one to ensure their loved one’s estate is well managed whether the estate is simple or complex

Business Law

  • Advise corporate and commercial clients concerning their operational, governance and strategic issues
  • Assist clients in completing successful mergers and acquisitions
  • Work with employers and employees to resolve employment disputes
  • Counsel clients on matters of contractual law
  • Work with lenders and clients with matters related to commercial financing
  • Advise clients concerning leasing and commercial real estate and land purchases and sales

Not for Profit and Charity Law

  • Develop governance structures, objects and bylaws which allow organizations to operate efficiently and achieve their goals
  • Work with boards and membership groups to advise on governance matters
  • Assist organizations, foundations and churches in navigating the not for profit/charity world
  • Advise clients concerning applications for charitable status and operating a charitable organization

Experience

Ogilvie LLP

Partner, 2019 - Present

Associate, 2012 - 2018

Trevoy LLP

Partner, 2007 - 2012


Education

Bachelor of Laws - University of Alberta

Masters of Rehabilitation Administration - University of San Francisco


Professional activities & memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Member, Wills and Estates Law, Business Law, Employment Law
    • Student Mentor, 2011 – Present
  • Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED)
    • Course Facilitator/Evaluator, September 2014 – Present
  • Member, Royal Alexandra Hospital Ethics Committee – Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, MacEwan University, 1998 – 2008

Community activities & memberships

  • Presenter to various community groups and organizations on topic areas related to starting your own business, Corporate Law, estate planning and operating a not for profit organization
  • Practice Advisor, The Business Link, 2006 – Present
  • Council Member, Alberta Network, Canadian Society of Association Executives, 2014 – 2016
  • Past Member, Edmonton Region, Persons with Developmental Disabilities Community Board, 2009 – 2012
  • Past Director, Handicapped Housing Services, 1998 – 2000
  • Past Director, On Site Placement Services, 1995 – 1998