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Field Law provides private services to individuals in tax, estate planning services and real estate transactions.

Additionally, more than 120 lawyers and 160 supporting staff work together to provide a comprehensive range of legal and complementary services to businesses, institutions, governments and other organizations in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, intellectual property and emerging technology, energy, construction, education, privacy, professional regulatory, health and medical malpractice issues.

 

Graeff Estate v Huey, 2020 ABQB 262
Malmberg v Boyd , 2020 ABQB 326
Splett v Splett, 2017 ABQB 658
Rankin v. Alberta Curling Federation Appeals Committee, 2005 ABQB 938
R. v. Salmon, 2018, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
R. v. Kolesnikov, 2020, Provincial Court of Alberta
R. v. Leblanc, 2020, Provincial Court of Alberta
R v Jissink, 2021 ABQB 102
Splett v Splett, 2020 ABCA 61
County of Vulcan v. Genesis Reciprocal Insurance Exchange, 2020 ABQB 93
Malmberg v Boyd , 2020 ABQB 80
R v Sylvester, 2020 ABPC 12
Deadman v Jager Estate, 2019 ABCA 481
Melin v Melin, 2019 ABQB 241
Jager Estate v. Deadman, 2019 ABCA 99
Hood v South Calgary Community Church, 2019 ABCA 34
Melin v Melin, 2018 ABQB 1056
Estate of Alec Goodzeck, 2018 NWTSC 68
Moore Estate (Re), 2018 ABQB 614
Rodehutskors Estate (Re), 2018 ABQB 562
Birkenbach Estate (Re), 2018 ABQB 538
Edmunds Estate, 2017 ABQB 754
Northcott v Cornerstone United Inc., 2017 ABPC 201
Lindsay Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 452
Anderson Estate, 2017 ABQB 422
Calder v Alberta, 2017 ABQB 162
Anderson Estate (Re), 2016 ABQB 683
Andrews v. McHale and 1625531 (Gemstone Logistics) , 2016 FC 624
Nelson Estate (Re), 2014 ABQB 765
Nelson Estate (Re), 2014 ABQB 413
Brousseau v. Janz Estate, 2014 ABQB 136
Murphy v. Cahill, 2013 ABQB 335
R. v. Paolinelli, 2012 ABPC 213
Condominium Corporation No. 042 5636 v. Chevillard, 2012 ABQB 131
R. v. Edna Smith, Docket No. 100631498P1, Alta.P.C., per Watson, P.C.J., Alberta Provincial Court
Votour v. Tucker, 2010 ABQB 34
Laasch v. Turenne, 2009 ABQB 267
R. v. Eszczuk, [2009] A.J. No. 1503 (Alta. Q.B.)
Votour v. Tucker, 2009 ABQB 722
Saddleback v. Labine, 2008 ABQB 698
Campbell v. MacKenzie, 2003 ABPC 203
Benefield v. Alberta (Public Trustee), Benefield v. Alberta (Public Trustee), 2001 ABQB 242
April 2021 - 3 min read
Why You Should Avoid Using a Will Kit
Will kits are inexpensive, but that may be their only redeeming quality. It can be very tempting to pick up a $30 fill-in-the-blanks Will kit rather than retaining a lawyer, but before you do, you should consider the risks involved.A Will kit can be pu...
September 3, 2020
Tax Consequences on Emigration from Canada
Presentations
Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Taxation Non-Specialists Section
August 2020
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2021
38 Fielders Recognized
Field Law is pleased to announce that 38 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews of ...
May 2020 - 1 min read
Remote Witnessing of Wills, Enduring Power of Attorneys, and Personal Directives Arrives in Alberta
Alberta’s Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General has announced a process for remote witnessing and signing of wills, enduring power of attorneys, and personal directives during this time of public emergency. Temporary amendments have been...
May 2020
Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19 (And Beyond)
May 2020
Pandemic Liability
The Morning News with Sue Deyell and Andrew Schultz
May 2020
Legal Report: The Evolution of Medically Assisted Death
Canadian Lawyer
April 2020
The Liability of Long-Term Care Facilities: COVID-19’s Projected Impact
Canadian Underwriter
April 2020
Estate lawyers in British Columbia and Alberta Field End of Life Questions About Wills
Canadian Lawyer
April 2020
Ontario Court to Consider Whether a Will can be Witnessed Online
Globe and Mail
April 1, 2020
Privacy + Data Management Considerations for Employers in a Pandemic
Webinar
During a pandemic it can be difficult to balance employee privacy rights with the need to collect the information required to make critical decisions. Presented by Katrina Haymond and Kelly Nicholson, this webinar will provide employers with informatio...
March 31, 2020
COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Business Agreements
Webinar
Learn about force majeure clauses, and why context is important in interpreting how it might apply to your commercial contracts. Presented by Cameron Hughes and Richard Stobbe, this webinar will review the concept of “frustration” of contra...
March 25, 2020
Your Guide to the Federal COVID-19 Aid Legislation
Bill C-13 today received royal assent, bringing into force many of the initiatives first announced by the federal government on March 18, 2020 in response to the challenges employees and employers are facing due to COVID-19. Part of Bill C-13 brou...
March 20, 2020
COVID-19: Employment + Immigration Do’s and Don’ts
Webinar
Learn what employers and employees can and can’t do during the pandemic, and how travel restrictions will affect Canadians. Presented by Christin Elawny and Miranda Sinclair this webinar will discuss up to date information on the ever-evolvi...
March 2020
Sticky Situation: Sticky Note Will Accepted by Alberta Court
While our office remains open during the escalating global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Alberta, we have taken steps to minimize the potential impact of the virus in accordance with our firm’s business continuity plan and th...
December 2019
No Life After Death: Woman Loses Battle to Use Deceased Husband’s Sperm
Surviving spouse loses fight to use reproductive material taken from deceased husband due to lack of consent.  In L.T. v D.T. Estate (Re), 2019 BCSC 2130, the BC Supreme Court dealt with a difficult and challenging application advanced by a s...
November 7, 2019
Practical Considerations for the Investment Income Rules for Private Companies
Seminars
Private companies have seen much newsworthy tax reform in recent years. Changes to the tax rules on investment income earned by Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) result in various pitfalls where there is more than $50,000 of investment i...
October 17, 2019
Business Succession Planning Webinar
Business succession is a principal and critical component of personal succession for owners of closely held businesses. This is a long-term, complex process that must be managed with a structured approach. Presented by Rob Worthington and J.R. Mac...
September 25, 2019
Practical Considerations for the Investment Income Rules for Private Companies
Seminars
Private companies have seen much newsworthy tax reform in recent years. Changes to the tax rules on investment income earned by Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) result in various pitfalls where there is more than $50,000 of investment i...
May 2019
Estate Planning for Privacy
The Supreme Court of Canada may soon be considering the intersection between estate and privacy law as well as the public policy behind the “open court” principle.  The personal representatives of the estates of murdered Canadian billi...
February 2019
Did You Sell Your Home in 2018? What You Need to Tell the CRA
Real Estate Blog
June 2018
Probate for Paddington: Michael Bond, CBE (1926-2017)
One year ago, Michael Bond, CBE the creator of the beloved literary character, Paddington Bear, passed away in London, England at age 91. Though I recall seeing snippets of Paddington Bear on the television when I was young, I never actively watched th...
June 2018
Pay Attention to What You Pay For
It is fairly rare for judges to directly criticize lawyers in written decisions relating to estate matters, at least in my experience. When I do run across it, it sends a strong signal because there is usually an important lesson in the criticism. The ...
June 2018
A Star Extinguished: Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)
Two years ago to this day, a promising young actor's life was cut short by a tragic accident at his Los Angeles home. Anton Yelchin, age 27, was killed in his driveway when his SUV rolled back and pinned him against his security fence and mailbox. ...
May 2, 2018
Tips + Resources for Charities and Non-Profits as Estate Beneficiaries
Wills, Estates + Trusts Seminar
Join Field Law’s Wills, Estates + Trusts Group and your colleagues from the non-profit sector for a complimentary lunchtime seminar. This seminar is designed to assist charities and non-profit organizations and their staff with an understanding o...
March 2018
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Administration
Today marks the 21st anniversary of the death of Christopher Wallace, or probably better known to you as legendary rap artist Notorious BIG or Biggie. Wallace died at the age of 24 after being shot in Los Angeles. The controversy surrounding his death ...
March 2018
Double Duty: Executors’ Tax Filing Obligations
If you dread doing your own taxes, then think twice about becoming an executor of an estate. One of the core duties of a personal representative is to deal with the deceased’s taxes. In Alberta, the duty is contained right in the Surrogate Rules,...
February 2018
Neil Kathol on Global News with Nancy Hixt
Legal experts urge caution when posting online about the #MeToo movement