Marny Paul is a Calgary-based Partner with Brownlee LLP and is part of the firm’s Municipal Law Group. Marny’s practice primarily focuses on assisting Municipalities with corporate commercial matters such as preparing and negotiating commercial agreements and providing advice and counsel to Municipalities on all matters relating to development agreements, including infrastructure management, servicing and cost recovery strategies.

Marny also provides guidance respecting the management of public lands such as roads, reserve parcels and cemeteries and she regularly assists with structuring the disposition and acquisition of municipal assets such as land, water licenses and utility infrastructure.

Marny’s practice also includes providing strategic advice with respect to public-private partnership transactions ranging from social/cultural/athletic facilities to road infrastructure and public funding initiatives such as affordable housing.

Marny was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but spent the majority of her youth in Kaslo, B.C. Prior to joining the firm as an Associate in 2012, Marny was both a summer student and an articling student with the firm.

When working with Municipalities, Marny relies on both her legal knowledge and her interpersonal skills to offer practical advice and efficient solutions so that municipalities of all sizes can achieve their desired goals and maintain dynamic, energetic, growing and sustainable communities.

Marny chose to become a lawyer because she wanted a career that would allow her to use and develop her analytical and writing skills in a challenging and stimulating environment. Practicing municipal law checks all these boxes and provides endless opportunities to synthesize municipal legal theory with the practical application of municipal legislation and principles.

Outside of the office, Marny enjoys baking, taking part in the German culture scene in Calgary and maintaining her personal fitness. Her favourite place to be is anywhere outdoors with her husband and two children.

  • General Municipal Counsel
  • General Corporate Governance
  • Expropriation
  • Bylaw Enforcement
  • Real Estate
  • Planning & Development
  • Municipal Contracts
  • Administrative Law
  • Utilities
  • Co-Chair,  Alberta Municipal Legal Advisors Conference (2023/2024)
  • Director, Silver Springs Community Association
  • Municipal Section (South),  Alberta Branch,  Canadian Bar Association,  current Secretary
  • Member,  Canadian Bar Association
  • Member,  Law Society of Alberta
  • Member,  Calgary Bar Association
  • Past President,  Alberta Expropriation Association
  • Student Mentor, Calgary Women Studying Law Association