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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.

Bishop & McKenzie Welcomes New Articling Students

Posted: November 13, 2013

We recently welcomed two new articling students to the firm, David Chmelyk and Jeff King.

Hailing from Alberta’s largest hamlet, Sherwood Park, both articling students are ardent Oilers and Eskimos supporters, as well as avid athletes and volunteers.

Both David and Jeff will be working in General Practice.

We welcome David and Jeff’s contributions to Bishop & McKenzie, especially if they contribute golf advice.

Our Newest Associates, Alex Fay and Nancy J. Strong

Posted: November 6, 2013

Congratulations to Alex Fay and Nancy J. Strong, our newest associates. Called to the Alberta Bar this summer, both former students-at-law will continue with Bishop & McKenzie, specializing in general practice.

Both new associates possess a lengthy list of accomplishments and a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm.

Bishop & McKenzie Participating in the Queen’s Bench Amicus Pilot Project

Posted: October 31, 2013

In Bishop & McKenzie’s endeavor to help as many people as possible, we are taking part in the Queen’s Bench Amicus Pilot Project in Calgary. Organized through Pro Bono Law Alberta, the project is designed to provide court assistance to unrepresented litigants at the Justice, Masters and Registrar levels of the Court of Queen’s Bench.