BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:3.0 N:GREGORY PLESTER FN:GREGORY PLESTER ORG:Brownlee LLP TITLE:Associate PHOTO;VALUE=URI;TYPE=JPG:http://brownleelaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/BL_GregPlester_Thumb.jpg TEL;TYPE=WORK,VOICE:403.260.1475 ADR;TYPE=WORK,PREF:;;7th Floor, 396 – 11th Avenue S.W.;Calgary;AB;T2R 0C5;Canada EMAIL:gplester@brownleelaw.com REV:2018-05-21T00:00:00Z END:VCARD GREGORY PLESTER | Brownlee LLP

GREGORY G. PLESTER associate

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Gregory is committed to representing municipalities in Alberta and advocating on their behalf.

Gregory practices primarily in the areas of Municipal and Administrative Law and in particular in the areas of Tax Recovery, Assessment and Taxation, Municipal Bylaw and Safety Codes Act Enforcement, Development Agreement Enforcement, Privacy and Access to Information and Utility Regulation.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate in October of 2013, Gregory articled at the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Edmonton before completing his articles at Brownlee LLP.

Gregory has successfully represented clients before all levels of Court in Alberta in respect to a variety of proceedings including civil and injunction actions, statutory appeals and judicial reviews.

He has also appeared before several administrative tribunals including the Municipal Government Board, various Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards and the Alberta Utilities Commission.

Gregory has also participated in arbitration proceedings regarding contractual disputes before both single arbitrators and multi-member arbitral panels.

He has assisted Alberta municipalities in recovering various types of tax arrears, and has acted on behalf of municipalities in recovering tax arrears through all types of personal and commercial insolvencies. He has also assisted municipalities in respect to various assessment issues, and has successfully defended municipal assessments from assessment complaints and subsequent court challenges.

Gregory has advised municipalities on a variety of issues including conflicts of interest, municipal bylaw drafting and enforcement, land use bylaw enforcement, and municipal liability.

He has assisted municipalities with the enforcement of many types of municipal bylaws and the Safety Codes Act through the issuance and prosecution of violation tickets pursuant to the Provincial Offences Procedure Act, subsequent summary appeals and

through applications for permanent injunctions pursuant to the Municipal Government Act.

Gregory also frequently assists municipalities with the enforcement of development agreements through utilizing both civil and regulatory enforcement mechanisms.

Although Greg initially joined Brownlee LLP as an associate in Brownlee’s Edmonton office, he has since relocated to Calgary and is an associate in the Brownlee LLP office there. Outside of work, Greg tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible, usually hiking, biking, running or skiing.

Greg lives in Calgary with his wife, Suzana, and two young sons, Brennan and Lachlan.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Law Society of Alberta
  • Member of Canadian Bar Association

COMMUNITY

  • Loyal Edmonton Regiment (Past Member)
  • Canada Place Child Care Society (Past Board Member)