NEWS ARCHIVE

13

Sep

2017 Laurel Awards Winners


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Laurel Awards on September 13th. From the 48 nominated programs, the winners are: GOLD: Little Warriors Little Warriors Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse Workshop SILVER: DiscoverE DiscoverE Workshops, Clubs, Camps and Sp

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11

Sep

Congratulations to Shayla Stein

  Shayla Stein

The partners at Duncan Craig LLP are pleased to announce Shayla Stein has been called to the Alberta Bar. Shayla Stein received her Juris Doctor from Queen's University in 2016 and was on the Dean's List in 2014-2015. She has won numerous awards including the Lenczner Slaght LLP Advocacy in Moot

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22

Aug

2018 Edition of Best Lawyers Announced

  Darren Bieganek, QCPhilip Renaud, QCDavid Romaniuk, QCHelen WardStewart Baker, QCRobert Dunseith, QCPatrick FeehanJohn Hope, QCPercival Odynak, QCJoe SpelliscyVivian Stevenson, QCBrian Wallace

Congratulations to Vivian R. Stevenson, QC who was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Legal Malpractice Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton. Congratulations to Philip J. Renaud, QC who was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton. Only a single lawyer in each special

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21

Aug

Congratulations to Zach Soprovich

  Zachary Soprovich

The partners at Duncan Craig LLP are pleased to announce Zach Soprovich has been called to the Alberta Bar. Zach started at Duncan Craig LLP in 2014 as a summer law student then returned in 2016 for his articles. He received his Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) from the University of Albe

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31

Jul

Duncan Craig Welcomes New Articling Students

  Brad AngoveKayla Thompson

Duncan Craig LLP is pleased to welcome two new articling students to the firm: Brad Angove and Kayla Thompson. Brad received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2017. In 2016, Brad acted as the Coordinator for the Civil Law Project of Student Legal Services of Edmonton. He also wo

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25

Jul

Business Plus Legal Series


Businesses by their very nature are designed to grow. In its beginning stages, careful planning and attention is important to ensure that it is in a position to accommodate the changes and complexities involved in growth. Once your business reaches maturity, maintaining its viability and transitioni

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25

Jun

5 Duncan Craig Lawyers named in the 2017 Lexpert Directory

  Darren Bieganek, QCPhilip Renaud, QCDavid Romaniuk, QCVivian Stevenson, QCHelen Ward

Duncan Craig LLP is proud to announce that 5 of its lawyers have been named in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Being included in the Directory is an acknowledgement of excellence by a practitioner's own peers and colleagues. Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Director

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22

Mar

Duncan Craig is Named one of Alberta's Top Employers


For the third year in a row, Duncan Craig LLP has been recognized as one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers. Alberta's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in off

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24

Feb

Presentation to STEP Edmonton

  Helen WardPhilip Renaud, QC

Helen Ward and Phil Renaud, QC gave a presentation to The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Edmonton) on February 23, 2017 on "Mediation v. Litigation by Case Study". The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners is the leading international organization for trust and estate profession

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19

Jan

Duncan Craig Welcomes new Associate


We are pleased to welcome new associate, Trent Kulchar to our firm. Trent joins our Litigation practice group practicing corporate and commercial litigation including insolvency and restructuring. Prior to joining Duncan Craig LLP, Trent was an associate at a prominent litigation boutique and a ba

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22

Dec

Duncan Craig Community Fund Winners


Duncan Craig LLP is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Duncan Craig Community Fund. Alzheimer's Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and PAWS for Life Foundation. Duncan Craig lawyers and staff nominated and then voted for not for prof

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8

Dec

Duncan Craig Helps the Salvation Army


On December 8th, 6 lawyers and 7 staff members sorted toys at the Salvation Army in Edmonton. The sorted toys go to over 8000 families in just a few short days before Christmas.

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9

Nov

Edmonton Entrepreneurs Lack Canadian Kudos


Survey Reveals Edmontonians are still Under-Valued EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 1, 2016) - Edmonton entrepreneurs may have big business dreams but kudos from Canadians and even fellow Albertans are in short supply, according to a recent survey by Edmonton law firm Duncan Craig LLP. An

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19

Aug

Business Plus Legal Series


Running a successful business takes many skills and enormous effort. Maximizing the reward for your effort takes careful planning and the support of various professionals that you can rely on to keep you aware of opportunities and risks that are continually changing. The Business Plus Legal Series p

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10

Aug

2017 Edition of Best Lawyers Announced

  Brian WallaceDarren Bieganek, QCDavid Romaniuk, QCRobert Dunseith, QCPatrick FeehanJohn Hope, QCPercival Odynak, QCJoe SpelliscyVivian Stevenson, QCRoss SwansonHelen WardPhilip Renaud, QCDarren Bieganek, QCJohn Hope, QC

Congratulations to Vivian R. Stevenson, QC who was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honoured as the "Lawyer of the Year." Thirteen lawyers from Duncan Craig LLP were included in the 2017 Editio

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25

Jul

Duncan Craig LLP Welcomes 2 New Articling Students

  Zachary Soprovich Shayla Stein

Duncan Craig LLP is pleased to welcome two new articling students to the firm: Zachary Soprovich and Shayla Stein. Zach grew up on a farm an hour northeast of Edmonton. He received his Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2013 and his Juris Doctor from the Uni

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23

Jun

7 Duncan Craig Lawyers named in the 2016 Lexpert Directory

  Darren Bieganek, QCJohn Hope, QCPercival Odynak, QCPhilip Renaud, QCDavid Romaniuk, QCVivian Stevenson, QCHelen Ward

Duncan Craig LLP is proud to announce that 7 of its lawyers have been named in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Being included in the Directory is an acknowledgement of excellence by a practitioner's own peers and colleagues. Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Director

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27

May

Duncan Craig Cleans up for Y.E.S.S.


A team of seven staff members spent the morning volunteering with the Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) by doing a little gardening. YESS is dedicated to empowering youth from difficult realities. Since 1981, every day they have been saving the lives of youth at risk. To volunteer, or

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5

May

Duncan Craig LLP Partners Donate to the Red Cross


We have all seen, read and heard about the devastation caused by fire to the city and people of Fort McMurray. Many of us at the firm are related to or know someone personally affected. We are overwhelmed by the support that Edmonton and surrounding areas have offered to our neighbours to the north

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16

Mar

Duncan Craig Volunteers at Meals on Wheels

  Patrick Feehan

This morning, two lawyers and seven staff members volunteered at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. We chopped, sliced, and assembled meals for our community. Edmonton Meals on Wheels is a local non-profit and registered charitable organization that provides home-delivered meal and food services to a div

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24

Feb

Percy Presents at the Canadian Institute Conference

  Percival Odynak, QC

Today at the Inaugural Conference on Asset-Based Lending in Toronto, Percy is speaking on Managing Intercreditor Agreements: Success Through Collaboration. The two day conference includes speakers from across North America as well as the UK and Shanghai. The Canadian Institute operates as a thin

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3

Feb

Duncan Craig LLP is named one of Alberta's Top Employers


We are excited to announce Duncan Craig LLP has been recognized as one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers for 2016. Alberta's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries

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6

Jan

Congratulations to Michael

  Michael Klaray

The partners at Duncan Craig LLP are pleased to welcome Michael Klaray to their partnership. Michael practices in our Estate Solutions group with a focus on estate planning, estate litigation and estate administration. He joined the firm as a summer student in 2006 then articled at the firm in 2008.

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17

Dec

2015 Duncan Craig Community Fund Recipients


We are pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Duncan Craig Community Fund as voted by our staff and lawyers. Congratulations to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, CEASE and Kids with Cancer Society. The Duncan Craig Community Fund began in January 2013. Funds are raised through

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17

Dec

A New Trustee Act for Alberta

  Philip Renaud, QC

From 2009 to 2012 Phil Renaud, QC has participated in a working group on the Uniform Trustee Act for the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. The purpose of the Uniform Trustee Act is to provide a modernized statute that makes substantive reforms to both statutory and non-statutory rules of trust law

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17

Dec

Philip Renaud in the Globe and Mail

  Philip Renaud, QC

Philip Renaud weighed in on why retirement planning is much more complicated for couples who have a child with a developmental disability in the Globe and Mail article "Parents of a Disabled Child have to save for Three." Parents who have children with disabilities often depend on siblings or ot

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16

Dec

Christmas Donation Drive Wrapped Up


This past month the staff and lawyers have been busy collecting some urgently needed items for WIN House including pillows, diapers and can openers. Today we wrapped up our Christmas Donation Drive by dropping off the donated items to WIN House. WIN House provides emergency shelter and comprehensi

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3

Dec

Helen Recognized by LESA

  Helen Ward

Today Helen is recognized for her outstanding volunteer work with the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA). Helen has been lending her expertise to LESA since the 1990s, and she's volunteered on 3 different fronts: helping prepare our practice manuals, speaking at our seminars, and helping in o

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2

Dec

Duncan Craig Volunteers at the Hope Mission

  Brian WallacePatrick Feehan , ,  Jeff FixsenRoss Swanson

Today a group of Duncan Craig LLP lawyers and staff helped prepare a meal at the Hope Mission. In 1929, Reverend Harold Edwardson established a soup kitchen in Edmonton's inner city serving meals to hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness at the onset of the Depression.

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13

Nov

Duncan Craig LLP Welcomes new Associates

  Matt Anderson

The partners at Duncan Craig LLP are pleased to welcome two new associates to the firm: Rhonda Johnson and Matt Anderson. Rhonda joins our Estate Solutions Group assisting clients in the areas of estate planning, administration and dispute resolution in Alberta and BC. Prior to joining Duncan Cr

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4

Nov

AUMA Welcomes Glenn McLean

  Glenn McLean

Glenn McLean has just been appointed to the Municipal Governance Committee of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) for 2015-2016. This committee reviews matters pertaining to fundamental roles and responsibilities of municipalities including related legislation and regulations; asses

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22

Oct

Reinventing Law

  Greg Miskie

Greg Miskie presented today at the Mosaic Centre for Small Business Week on Reinventing Law in 2015. He shared his opinion on how the definition of law is changing and how a modern workplace not only looks nice but can make legal services more accessible. Greg explained how you should try to reward

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20

Oct

'The Link' Launches


Duncan Craig LLP has launched an eNewsletter that connects the business and personal legal needs of busy business owners. Articles in the inaugural issue of 'The Link' cover: Using confidentiality agreements to help sell your business Estate freezes for business owners Are you hiring independen

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16

Oct

Duncan Craig Participates in the Boston Hope Party

  Mae Chow

On October 15, partner Mae Chow was serving up hope at the Drayton Valley Boston Pizza in support of Catholic Social Services Annual Sign of Hope Campaign. Catholic Social Services is a multi-function social service agency that serves people of all faiths and cultures throughout central Alberta offe

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6

Oct

Stewart Baker Presents at ACTLA Litigation Potpourri

  Stewart Baker, QC

On October 21, 2015, Stewart Baker, QC presented at the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association - Litigation Potpourri. This one day seminar at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton featured a full range of topics. Stewart presented on Strategies in over-limits claims including determining what the limits a

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5

Oct

Duncan Craig Runs for the Cure


The Duncan Craig LLP Running Team, #DCcares, joined over 7000 runners and walkers in this year's CIBC Run for the Cure in downtown Edmonton. The one-kilometre walk or five-kilometre run, raised over $1 million dollars for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The event is held annually in more than

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