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A Tribute to Kenneth A. McKenzie, Q.C.

Posted: March 27, 2014

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, Mr. Kenneth A. McKenzie, Q.C. (“Ken”), for many years a highly respected member of the legal profession in this province, one of our firm’s namesakes and truly a builder of Alberta, passed away. He was 96 years of age.

With Great Sadness

Posted: March 17, 2014

With great sadness and regret we announce that John J. (Jack) Kane, Q.C., a long-time partner and dear friend of our firm, passed away on Saturday, March 15.

We extend our sincerest condolences to Jack's daughter, Shauna Gendron, and his other loved ones at this time of grief and loss.

His obituary can be found here.

In Other Words: Line of Credit Mortgages - Once More into the Breach!

Posted: March 4, 2014

Our newest In Other Words article is a breakdown of a specific case involving line of credit mortgages. Penned by Bishop & McKenzie’s Ksena J. Court and Francis N.J. Taman, it provides an analysis of Bank of Nova Scotia v. Mawer, and whether a judgment can be obtained for lender clients.

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Two Bishop & McKenzie Associates Become Partners

Posted: January 3, 2014

Bishop & McKenzie is proud to welcome in a new year with an announcement: two of our former associates are now partners.

Anthony L. Dekens has been with Bishop & McKenzie since 2006. His practice focuses on Civil litigation.
He practised with our Edmonton office for four years before he relocated to Calgary, while still remaining true to the Oilers.

The Law Society of Alberta Honours Don Bishop

Posted: December 23, 2013

In November 2013, the Law Society of Alberta recognized Don Bishop (a former past president) for his 50 years of service to the profession.

In Other Words: Bankruptcy: It’s Not the End!

Posted: December 3, 2013

The newest In Other Words publication covers the complex environment of bankruptcy and mortgagees’ roles in bankruptcy proceedings. Written by Bishop & McKenzie’s Ksena J. Court and Francis N.J. Taman, it summarizes case law and provides insight into the rights of creditors.

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In Other Words: Death Changes Everything: The Interplay Between Death, Bankruptcy and Debt

Posted: November 28, 2013

Death affects more than close family — it can often leave creditors out of luck. In our newest In Other Words entry, Ksena J. Court and Francis N.J. Taman explore a case where, after the deaths of two doctors, their creditors were left with no way to collect their debt. It also notes how such a situation may be avoided.

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In Other Words: Take it to the Limit[ation]

Posted: November 25, 2013

As part of our In Other Words series, Bishop & McKenzie presents “Take it to the Limit[ation],” by Francis N.J. Taman and Ksena J. Court. The article explores the multifaceted world of mortgages, foreclosures and the intricacies therein. It is valuable for mortgagors and mortgagees alike.

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In Other Words: Not all Condo Fees are Created Equal

Posted: November 21, 2013

Anyone who has lived in a condominium will admit that condo fees are often confusing to navigate. In our latest In Other Words entry, Bishop & McKenzie’s Ksena J. Court and Francis N. J. Taman explain the intricacies of condo fees.

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In Other Words: If it Sounds too Good to be True…

Posted: November 19, 2013

Scams and schemes are abundant, deceiving people every day, often for thousands of dollars. In Bishop & McKenzie’s newest In Other Words article, Francis N.J. Taman and Ksena J. Court explain the dangers of “straw man” schemes and cite a complex Calgary case involving a property and thousands of dollars. The moral? If it sounds too good to be true, look into it.

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