RYAN EWASIUK, CHAIR
Partner (Practice Area Leader), Father of two young boys, and, Hockey and Basketball Coach.
As much as I enjoy my work, I would not have spent my entire career to date at Brownlee if it were not for the people I work with. From my very earliest days with the firm, I was provided with the support, guidance and opportunities to become not only a skilled lawyer, but a better person. I share a work ethic and business philosophy with my Partners and Associates that have resulted not only in harmonious working relationships, but also close personal friendships as well. I feel privileged to be a lawyer at Brownlee, and look forward to spending the rest of my working days with the firm.
Partner (Commercial/Municipal Real Estate, Lending, Leasing), Past President of Edmonton CREW Association, Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT – Advisory Council, Famous 5 Speaker Series Edmonton Committee Member
My practice consists of matters relating to commercial real estate and involves all aspects of commercial property transactions, including the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial real estate, and leasing of office, industrial and retail space (for both landlords and tenants). I am also involved in municipal commercial transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, rights-of-way, easements and restrictive covenants. The firm has provided the mentorship and support necessary to continue to grow my practice into more complex areas, and really ensures that all the lawyers feel as valued members of the Brownlee team.
SCOTT D. MACMILLAN
Associate (Litigation), Volunteer with Edmonton Community Legal Centre, and Brownlee LLP Summer Student Junior Mentor.
Generally speaking, I did not anticipate being attracted to litigation, however, from the first day of my articles, which included my first Court of Queen’s Bench Masters’ Chambers Application (albeit uncontested), I have been hooked. Thanks to Brownlee’s formal articling rotation program and the experiences I had working with some inspiring mentors, I discovered a practice area where now I could not imagine doing anything else. It was truly a case where my impression of something in law school couldn’t have been more different than my experience with that thing in practice!
My practice consists of a wide variety of types of litigation, with a focus on Civil Litigation, primarily in the insurance context.
Articling, and now working at Brownlee, provided me with exciting and challenging opportunities every step of the way. Just as important, however, I work alongside colleagues (partners, other associates, students and staff from all of Brownlee’s departments) that I respect and consider friends. It is the collegial, friendly and dynamic atmosphere that first drew me to the firm as an articling student and it remains one of the biggest reasons why I am so pleased to continue my career at Brownlee.