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April 7, 2016
Field Law Launches Fourth Year of Field Law Community Fund Program
Regional law firm supporting local organizations and community causes with $75,000

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program (‘Program’). The Program supports local pay-it-forward ideas and causes within the communities Field Law serves. In 2016 the Program will donate $75,000 across all three regions.

The Program allows for local individuals, initiatives and registered and non-registered causes to apply for funding over the course of five weeks. Program winners can receive anywhere from $1,000 to the maximum award for their Community Market. Funds will be allocated in varying amounts to each market, with the maximum award set at $30,000 each for the Northern and Southern Alberta Markets, and $15,000 for the Northwest Territories Market. Finalists are then chosen following a combination of community (public) online voting and deliberation by a Community Market Judging Panel.

Over the past three years, the Program has awarded support to 42 organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. 2015 Grand prize winners included the Young Leaders’ Summit on Northern Climate Change, The Art of Healing for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers, You Can Ride 2, CANNONBALL!, Disaster Preparedness and Keep the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the Alleviation of Poverty (Edmonton Central Council) on the Road.

“At Field Law, building strong relationships within the communities we serve is a top priority,” says Jim Casey, Firm Managing Partner, Field Law. “We are excited to continue to contribute to important causes and are honoured to be able to make a difference in the communities where we live, work and interact on a daily basis.”

Field Law is deeply invested in the communities it serves. Its preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, women’s organizations, community and sports, or arts and culture.

“We are humbled and excited to be able to continue with the Field Law Community Fund Program during these challenging economic times,” says Doreen Saunderson, Executive Committee Member and Partner, Field Law. “Our core values at Field Law align with giving back to our communities and we are thrilled that this program has had a positive impact in the Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife communities over the past three years.”

The 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program is now open for applications. To apply for the Program and to learn more, visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com. Interested individuals and/or groups must submit their online application by 5:00 PM MDT on May 13, 2016.

To indicate interest in participating in the Judging Panel for your Community Market, please contact Rebecca at rwalkemeyer@fieldlaw.com by May 31, 2016.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Erica Morgan
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Phone: (403) 538-5641 ext.106

Related Link: Field Law Community Fund Program

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April 4, 2016
Field Law Announces Addition of Brad McFadden to the Energy Group
Lawyer: Brad McFadden
Practice Area: Energy

Field Law is pleased to welcome Bradley McFadden as a lawyer to the Firm’s Energy Group, effective April 4, 2016, which completes this phase of our Energy Group expansion.

Brad practices corporate and commercial law in the energy and natural resources sectors. He has significant experience in wide range of energy related matters, including acquisitions and divestitures of upstream oil and gas assets, structuring of joint venture arrangements, midstream facility development and commercial arrangements, and providing legal advice on day-to-day oil and gas commercial and operational matters.

“We are thrilled that Brad has joined our group to complete our expansion strategy,” said Cliff Johnson, QC, Energy Group leader at Field Law. “His involvement and experience in the energy sector makes him a wonderful addition. His practice rounds out our Energy Group and allows us to provide our clients with the wrap-around service, professionalism and value that they have come to expect from Field.”

“I am excited to be joining Field Law and pleased to be part of this dynamic and full-service Energy Group,” said Brad McFadden. “Field has a reputation for professional excellence and being a trusted and genuine partner to their clients. I look forward to contributing to the team.”

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March 16, 2016
Field Law Announces Addition of Kathleen Shannon to the Energy Group
Lawyer: Kathleen Shannon
Practice Area: Energy

Field Law is pleased to welcome Kathleen Shannon as an energy regulatory lawyer to the Firm, effective March 16, 2016. Kathleen is also a qualified Engineer. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Kathleen joins the firm as part of its strategic expansion of the Energy Group.

Kathleen focuses her practice in environmental, Aboriginal, and engineering issues in the regulatory energy sector. She joins Field from a large, multinational law firm and brings with her years of experience with regulatory issues, including facilities applications, tolls and tariffs proceedings and surface rights matters. Her extensive knowledge and experience in the energy industry, as well as her engineering background, will further strengthen the Field Energy Group’s capability to service clients’ needs in the energy area.

“We are very excited to welcome Kathleen to our firm,” said Cliff Johnson, QC, Energy Group leader at Field Law. “Kathleen’s background in the energy field is extensive and her regulatory practice complemented by her engineering experience broadens our ability to offer a full range of services to clients in the energy sector.”

Kathleen has worked on a number of high profile pipeline projects and has appeared as counsel before the National Energy Board, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Alberta Surface Rights Board, various Joint Review Panels and a Pipeline Arbitration Committee. She has also represented clients in industry disputes and in negotiations, arbitrations and engagement with landowners, First Nations and other stakeholders.

“I am proud to be joining Field Law and excited to be part of the expanded Energy Group,” said Kathleen Shannon. “I was drawn to Field’s dual focus on professional excellence and providing value to clients. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and clients alike.”

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March 1, 2016
Field Law Announces Addition of Brittney Tetz to the Business Law Group
Lawyer: Brittney Tetz
Practice Area: Business

Field Law is pleased to welcome Brittney Tetz as an Associate with the Business Law Group, effective March 1, 2016.

Brittney joins Field Law from an Edmonton-based firm where she held a general solicitor’s practice. Her practice at Field will focus on corporate/commercial transactions, real estate and commercial lending.

“We are pleased to welcome Brittney to Field Law,” said Scott Watson, QC, Business Law Group leader with the firm. “Brittney brings with her a high level of professionalism and commitment to excellence. We believe she will make a great addition to the Firm.”

Brittney graduated from the University of Alberta Law School, and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2013.
“I am looking forward to joining the Field team and being part of such a client focussed firm” said Brittney Tetz.

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February 1, 2016
Congratulations to 2016 Queen’s Counsel Appointee Sandeep K. Dhir, QC
Lawyer: Sandeep Dhir

Field Law is proud to announce that Sandeep K. Dhir, has been recognized for his legal achievements by appointment as Queen’s Counsel.

“This year’s Queen’s Counsel appointees have demonstrated their commitment to enhancing our province’s justice system. In doing so, they have shown themselves to be deserving of this distinction as well as the respect of their peers within the legal community.” - Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.

Sandeep is an Edmonton-based partner and the Chair of the Debt Recovery and Restructuring Group. His primary areas of practice are Commercial Litigation and Metis and First Nations law

Related Link: Outstanding lawyers honoured with Queen’s Counsel designation

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November 16, 2015
Field Law Announces Addition of John McGee to the Business Law Group
Lawyer: John McGee
Practice Area: Business

Field Law is pleased to welcome John McGee as an Associate with the Business Law Group, effective November 16, 2015.

John joins Field Law from an Edmonton-based firm where his practice included real estate and corporate/commercial law. He has extensive experience with commercial real estate and financing matters, including acquisitions and divestitures of real property, secured and unsecured financings, syndicated lending, and the leasing of office, retail and industrial premises.

“We are excited that John has joined the Business Law Group,” said Scott Watson, QC, Business Law Group leader with the firm. “He brings with him a comprehensive understanding of corporate and commercial matters and his quality of work and client-serving attitude make him a great addition to Field Law.”

John graduated from the University of Alberta Law School in 2005 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2006.

“I am thrilled to join Field Law and am looking forward to working with my new colleagues in the Business Law Group,” said John McGee. “I believe in the firm’s emphasis on being client-focused, collaborative and operating with professional excellence and I am pleased to join the team."

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Field Law Announces Addition of Gordon Van Vliet to the Business Group
Lawyer: Gordon Van Vliet
Practice Area: Business

Field Law is pleased to welcome Gord Van Vliet as a Partner in the Business Group, effective November 2, 2015.

Gord’s primary practice area is real estate law and he joins Field Law from a multinational law firm. He was called to the Alberta bar in 2000 and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of commercial real estate and related corporate, partnership, finance and M&A areas. Gord's practice has been extensive and includes commercial and residential land development, purchase and sale, leasing and property management, co-ownership, secured lending, construction, municipal planning, timeshares and aspects of resort and hotel law, with a particular emphasis on condominium development, sale and management.

“With the addition of Gord to our Business Group, we are adding experience and dimension to an already dedicated and talented group of lawyers,” says Kevin Schouten, Business Group leader at Field Law. “His vast knowledge of real estate law makes him a strategic hire and we are excited to have him join our firm.”

Gord graduated from the University of Alberta Law School in 1999, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Condominium Institute.

“I am honoured to join Field Law - a firm known for its client service, high professional service and culture,” said Gord Van Vliet. “I look forward to continuing and expanding my practice at Field and sharing my experience with colleagues and clients alike.”

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