Awarded Queen’s Counsel designation 1998
EDUCATION: 1980 LL.B. (University of Alberta);
1977 B.A. (With Distinction) (University of Alberta)
Gary is a skilled negotiator with a passion for business law. He is known as a creative planner and practiced strategist for complex business situations. One of Gary’s strengths is his ability to engage and lead business experts to provide his clients with comprehensive business solutions. His clients range from closely held and medium-sized corporations to a large Canadian pension fund.
Gary’s current practice focuses on: corporation, organization, succession planning; commercial leasing; commercial real estate; intellectual property; multi-discipline business strategic planning; corporate finance; corporate acquisitions, mergers and sales; and, commercial transactions.
Gary’s involvement in the community is extensive. He is a past board member of the Alberta Health Services Board and Chaired the Governance Committee as well as being a member of other Board committees. He is also a member of Edmonton Northlands and has recently retired from the Edmonton Police Commission, where he served as chairman of the Internal Affairs Committee, Chair of the Governance Committee, and a member of the Finance, Chief Selection, and Chief’s Review committees. He has also been an instructor and has held numerous senior board and committee memberships with the Health Disciplines Board, Alberta College Board, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Capital Health Authority Board, Health Industry Research Task Force, Royal Alexandra Hospitals Board, Grant MacEwan College, Education Services Advisory Committee of the Alberta Health Care Association, Mortgage and Loans Association of Alberta, Edmonton Home Builders’ Association Board, Alberta Consumers’ Association Board and the National Housing Committee of the Canadian Consumers’ Association. Gary has also provided community service as pro-Bono counsel to various non-profit groups.
In addition, Gary has an extensive history of political involvement including senior advisory and leadership positions at both civic and provincial levels and has also participated in several round table discussions.
Areas of Practice
Administrative and Regulatory Law
Commercial Real Estate
Intellectual Property Commercialization
Residential Real Estate
Wills and Estates Administration