A Tradition of Professional Service
The lawyers of Birdsell Grant LLP have provided legal advice and service to the people and businesses of Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Parkland County, Edmonton and surrounding communities since the firm was established in 1984. In 2017, Birdsell Grant LLP was proud to expand their services to Whitecourt.
We believe in a practical, proactive approach to the law. This strategic, forward-thinking approach to our firm means that while we are answering your immediate questions, we are also thinking ahead to plan for continued success. We have developed a well-earned reputation for delivering the highest quality legal services and counsel to our clients. Our experience and expertise continues to earn us the role of trusted counsel to clients. We represent individuals, private and public clients of all sizes, in all sectors of the economy.
Client service remains the principal goal of our firm. We have a long tradition of building strong relationships with our clients and within our communities. We have a strong understanding of the regions where we practice, and pride ourselves on providing legal services tailored to the specific needs of each community.
The firm opened its doors in July, 1984 when Michael Birdsell and his assistant Kim Marshall (now office manager) established a sole practice in the same location on Main Street in Stony Plain now occupied by Birdsell Grant LLP. In May of 1985, Mike was joined by Alastair Grant. In 1991, Mike and Alastair were joined by Charles Gardner in 1991. The firm was known as Birdsell Grant Gardner and began to develop its expertise working with families, family businesses and municipal governments in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Parkland County and Edmonton.
Mike, Alastair and Charlie welcomed Janet Morck into the partnership in 2001. The firm came to be known as Birdsell Grant Gardner Morck from 2001 to 2009 when Janet retired.
Also in 2001 partner Ray Frayne emigrated from South Africa and joined the firm, first as a student, then as an associate lawyer and finally, in 2005, as a partner of the firm. In 2010, after 19 years as a partner, Charlie Gardner received an appointment to the Provincial Court of Alberta, where he now sits. His chair was soon filled by Ziad Sheena, who became a partner on January 1, 2011.
On December 31, 2014, Michael Birdsell retired from active practice. He remains with the firm as Counsel, contributing to client projects a in areas of practice of special interest, including Wills and Estates and Estate Planning, corporate reorganizations and transactions.
Alastair, Ray and Ziad welcomed Joanna Waldie into the partnership in January 2019.
We are honoured to continue serving many of the businesses and families (and their children and grandchildren) who were clients more than 30 years ago, and we continue to volunteer our time and services to a wide range of community, service and professional organizations.