Matthew Turzansky
Matthew Turzansky
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Matthew Turzansky is an Edmonton-based lawyer who provides legal support to a wide range of clients across many of Field’s practice areas. With experience in the areas of general litigation, wills and estates, construction law, pension law and administration, Matthew continues to hone his legal skills through exposure to a variety of Field’s complex client files.

Matthew provides legal services to clients across Alberta, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories, including large, public-facing institutions, and small-to-medium-sized businesses. 

Clients can rely on Matthew for his thorough and respectful approach to handling their files. By gaining a complete understanding of an issue and informing himself about the related industry, he is able to craft business-focused and practical strategies and solutions. Matthew also strives to engage opposing counsel in meaningful, productive discussions that can help drive a resolution. 

Value to Clients

“I believe in cutting to the chase and getting right to the matter at hand. With my clients, I am efficient because I know how valuable their time is. I strive to provide honest, forthright advice that allows my clients to understand their issue and the expected outcome in a fully informed way. This approach leads to more empowered and educated clients.” 

Outside the Office

Matthew is a firm believer in reinvesting personal time and resources into the greater community. He is a previous volunteer with the Big Brothers program, and now sit on the Boards of two charitable organizations: the Edmonton Nature Centres Foundation and the Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange.  In his free time, Matthew enjoys getting out into nature hiking and camping.  He is also the captain of the Field Edmonton Office Slo-Pitch team.

Canadian Bar Association
Edmonton Nature Centres Foundation
Board Member
Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange
Board Member
10060 Jasper Avenue Building Limited v Scotia Place Tower III Inc, 2023 ABKB 23
Governors of the University of Alberta v Edmonton (City), 2022 ABKB 725
Governors of the University of Alberta v The City of Edmonton, 2021 ABECARB 1338
Waughtal v Innovative Agri-Ventures Inc, 2020 ABQB 455
Nagy v Northtech Drilling Ltd., 2020 NWTSC 38
Town of Norman Wells v Mallon et al, 2020 NWTSC 02
Calder v Alberta, 2019 ABCA 289

Appeal court decision confirming public sector pension administrator’s interpretation and application of governing pension plan legislation. Field Law represented administrator at trial and on appeal.

Calder v Alberta, 2017 ABQB 162
893682 Alberta Ltd v Baker Hughes Canada Company, 2017 ABPC 261
Black Fluid Inc. v Opulence Clothing Inc. , 2014 ABQB 138
October 2023 - 6 min read
Corporate Names: The Importance of Knowing Who You’re Dealing With
For small business owners, you take a serious risk if you fail to include the full corporate name on all contracts, invoices, negotiable instruments and orders for goods or services. Using a trade name by itself is not sufficient. ...
March 2023 - 3 min read
Strict Disclosure Requirements for Purchasing Condominiums
The Court found that a condominium developer's failure to provide a separate "occupancy date statement" was grounds for the purchaser to rescind her purchase agreement and have her deposits returned to her.  ...
January 2021
Field Law Announces Five New Partners
The Firm welcomes Anthony Burden, Jason Kully, Lisa Statt Foy, Britt Tetz, and Matthew Turzansky to its partnership.Field Law is pleased to welcome Anthony Burden, Jason Kully, Lisa Statt Foy, Britt Tetz, and Matthew Turzansky as partners of the Firm. ...
December 2019
One Bad Apple:  When Can an Employee’s Bad Attitude Justify Termination?
The recent arbitration decision in Sasktel v Unifor, Local 2S, 2019 CanLII 57057 (SK LA) arose after a long-time employee was dismissed from her position with SaskTel. While her competence and technical know-how were undoubted, her interpersonal skills...
November 2019
Precise Language Needed to Override Reasonable Notice
Workwise Newsletter
It is fairly common for a written employment agreement to seek to limit an employee’s termination notice to the minimum amount prescribed under employment standards legislation. However past case law suggests that doing so may be more difficult t...
January 2018
Fatal Errors: The Small Mistakes That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Lien Claim
The scenario is a fairly common one: a contractor doesn’t get paid, and then proceeds to register a lien on a project, only to later discover a mistake in the Statement of Lien. It could be a typo in the name of the Owner; or it could be a failur...
University of Alberta, 2012, Juris Doctor
University of Alberta, 2009, Bachelor of Arts With Distinction
Northwest Territories,2015