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Gary has been practicing as a lawyer for more than 20 years. In addition to the practice areas of Mediation/Arbitration, Wills & Estates and Family Law, Gary is also an experienced litigator. He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta. Gary’s reported decisions include:
- McKenna Estate (Re), 2016 ABQB 37
- Cormack Estate, 2016 ABQB 544
- Cormack v. Indergaard, 2018 ABCA 41
- Wilson Estate (Re) 2019 ABQB 726
Gary also has extensive training as a Mediator and Arbitrator and has participated in numerous Mediation, Arbitration and Judicial Dispute Resolution Hearings, both as counsel and as Mediator/Arbitrator
Gary is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association and the ADR Institute of Alberta. Gary is an active member of the Family Law and Estates & Trusts Sections of the Alberta Bar Association.
Gary's volunteer work includes conducting seminars on estate planning sponsored by The Calgary Public Library and Calgary Legal Guidance. He was a past instructor in the Negotiation segment of the CPLED course for articling students. Gary was a featured speaker at the Family, Wills & Trusts and Civil Litigation Sections of the Alberta Bar Association, and has been a presenter for the Legal Education Society of Alberta.
Areas of Practice
- Mediation and Arbitration of Estate Disputes
- Mediation and Arbitration of Family Law Disputes
- Personal Directives
- Powers of Attorney
- Estate Planning
- Estate Administration
- Applications for Grants of Probate
- Applications for Grants of Administration
- Child Custody
- Division of Matrimonial Property
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
Professional Associations and Memberships
Pro Bono Activities
The lawyers and staff at Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP work collaboratively to maintain a client-focused legal practice.
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