MUNICIPAL & PUBLIC SECTOR
Brownlee LLP has developed the largest Municipal Legal Team in Western Canada to serve its many provincial and municipal clients and related entities, such as regional utility authorities and seniors housing authorities.

Due to the volume of the work the firm performs and the number of lawyers practicing municipal law, municipal clients regularly seek Brownlee’s help to arrange, among other things:

  • municipal borrowing
  • municipal lending, grant programs and grant agreements
  • purchases and sales of assets and personal property
  • software and intellectual property licensing
  • independent contractor and service agreements
  • service/supply agreements
  • operating agreements
  • management agreements
  • public-private partnerships (P3s)

Brownlee has developed expertise in all major municipal practice areas, including:

  • safety codes
  • employment and labour assessment
  • property tax assessment
  • linear property assessment
  • environmental enforcement

We enjoy strong working relationships with many municipally related organizations such as:

  • Alberta Assessor’s Association
  • Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators Association
  • Local Government Administrators Association
  • Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta
  • Alberta Development Officers Association
  • Alberta Association, Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Alberta Expropriation Association
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities

DRAFTING BYLAWS
We commonly draft, review, revise, comment upon, and assist in the administration of:

  • utility bylaws
  • road and transportation bylaws
  • nuisance, animal and pet bylaws
  • off-site levy bylaws
  • special tax bylaws
  • local improvement tax bylaws
  • borrowing and lending bylaws
  • road closure bylaws
  • any and all other bylaws contemplated or possible under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act and its regulations.

PRACTICE TEAM

ADINA PREDA associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4894
Email: apreda@brownleelaw.com

ALVIN R. KOSAK partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4882
Email: akosak@brownleelaw.com

BARRY A. SJOLIE, Q.C. partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4818
Email: bsjolie@brownleelaw.com

BRYCE LAWRENCE associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4845
Email: blawrence@brownleelaw.com

CHARLOTTE A. ST. DENNIS associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4829
Email: cstdennis@brownleelaw.com

COLIN C. NEAL associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4854
Email: cneal@brownleelaw.com

COLIN R. FETTER partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4867
Email: cfetter@brownleelaw.com

DAN R. PESKETT partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4875
Email: dpeskett@brownleelaw.com

DAVID M. PICK  managing partner

Tel: 1-403-260-5303
Email: dpick@brownleelaw.com

DEREK J. KING partner

Tel: 1-403-260-1472
Email: dking@brownleelaw.com

GREGORY G. PLESTER associate

Tel: 1-403-2601475
Email: gplester@brownleelaw.com

JENEANE S. GRUNDBERG partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4812
Email: jgrundberg@brownleelaw.com

JILL L.A. SHEWARD partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4835
Email: jsheward@brownleelaw.com

JOHN C. MCDONNELL partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4801
Email: jmcdonnell@brownleelaw.com

KELLEY L. FISKE-NIELSEN associate

Tel: 1-403-260-1464
Email: kfiskenielsen@brownleelaw.com

KYLE J. ALLEN associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4889
Email: kallen@brownleelaw.com

KENT T. WEST associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4876
Email: kwest@brownleelaw.com

LORNE I. RANDA partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4832
Email: lranda@brownleelaw.com

MARLENA (MARNY) S. PAUL associate

Tel: 1-403-260-5314
Email: mpaul@brownleelaw.com

MICHAEL D. MCLAWS associate

Tel: 1-403-260-1469
Email: mmclaws@brownleelaw.com

MICHAEL S. SOLOWAN partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4893
Email: msolowan@brownleelaw.com

MICHAEL T. COOMBS associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4833
Email: mcoombs@brownleelaw.com

REBECCA L. KOS associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4846
Email: rkos@brownleelaw.com

RAYMOND GUY MIKI partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4821
Email: gmiki@brownleelaw.com

RODD C. THORKELSSON managing partner

Tel: 1-780-497-4843
Email: rthorkelsson@brownleelaw.com

MICHAEL T. COOMBS associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4833
Email: mcoombs@brownleelaw.com

RYAN C. KEMP associate

Tel: 1-780-497-4883
Email: rkemp@brownleelaw.com

STEVEN T. CONNORS litigation practice area leader

Tel: 1-780-497-4842
Email: sconnors@brownleelaw.com

THOMAS D. MARRIOTT, Q.C. municipal practice area leader

Tel: 1-780-497-4868
Email: tmarriott@brownleelaw.com