Our People

Mae L. Chow, KC



Mae Chow’s commitment to client relationships, her community, and delivering legal solutions are what make her a reliable ally for small- and mid-sized business owners, families, and agribusinesses. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, business, estate planning and estate administration, Mae is a knowledgeable and dependable advisor who takes a takes a personal interest in her clients’ well-being.

With life-long ties to Drayton Valley, Mae’s contributions to the community’s prosperity have made her a fixture among residents; she is a reliable and trusted legal support for businesses, farms, and personal affairs. Her familiarity with each client and ability to connect with people on a personal level allows her to successfully navigate the intersection between business and personal planning.

Mae’s work with business owners includes incorporations and shareholder agreements, sales of a businesses, reorganization of corporate ownership and succession, and financing; she also advises on commercial real estate acquisitions and sales along with leasing. She has extensive knowledge and experience handling unique farm and rural residential real estate matters, grazing leases and the like. Clients also turn to Mae for all aspects of estate planning including the preparation of wills, enduring powers of attorney, and personal directives. She also works alongside families when there is a death to provide advice and direction to administer estate assets.

In Mae's Own Words:

"Because I grew up, nurtured a law practice and raised a family in small town, rural Alberta (Drayton Valley), community connections with the people and businesses within it has been an interest and a focus for me. In a smaller centre, you get to know most everyone, their challenges and triumphs, and I uniquely can provide practical and relevant advice with my roots in mind. The relationships with people and professionals is what I enjoy. My general law practice start gave me a broad base to expand to all aspects of personal and business legal services, all the while understanding the underlying client needs and goals."

Mae received the prestigious King's Counsel (KC) appointment in 2024, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the legal profession and community. Throughout her career, Mae has been an active volunteer for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, conducting lectures and acting as panel chair on their behalf, and was a part of the Real Estate Practice Advisory Committee and Conduct Panel for the Law Society of Alberta.

Mae’s dedication to her family and community has always translated into community volunteering, as a past chair and volunteer in the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited, past president of the Community Scholarship Trust Society, a member of Pembina Crisis Connection Society, a volunteer “celebrity” dancer and MC for the Humans Helping Humans Housing Foundation fundraiser, Shakin' in Drayton. Mae has volunteered for the organizing committee of the DV100 Race or Ride for the Drayton Valley Community Foundation, and was a founding member and director of the Frank Maddock High School Blue and Gold Society.

Growing up, and raising her daughter with her husband Glen in a small town formed strong connections with rural Alberta. Although Mae currently resides in Edmonton to support her Laura’s education at the University of Alberta, she remains actively engaged with new clients in Duncan Craig’s Edmonton and Beaumont offices, as well as her clients in Drayton Valley and the surrounding areas. In her free time, you might catch Mae fishing out at Buck Lake, Alberta, where her family enjoys some quiet cottage-time and daily walks with the family dog.
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