Category Archives: Honours & Awards

Best Lawyers Canada 2019

Congratulations to our lawyers that have been recognized by their peers:

• Asset-Based Lending Practice
Kenneth B. Blasius Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Asset-Based Lending Practice: 2013 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010

• Aviation Law
Lawrence W. Olesen Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Aviation Law: 2006 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006

• Banking and Finance Law
Kenneth B. Blasius Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Banking and Finance Law: 2011 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010
Graeme S. Marr Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Banking and Finance Law: 2013 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010

• Commercial Leasing Law
Stacey A. Denham Gibson – First Year Recognized in Commercial Leasing Law: 2018 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2018

• Construction Law
Joseph J. Kueber Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Construction Law: 2014 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2014

• Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Joseph J. Kueber Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Corporate and Commercial Litigation: 2016 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2014

• Corporate Law
J. Patrick Bond Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Corporate Law: 2015 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006

• Health Care Law
William S. Connauton Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Health Care Law: 2012 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006

• Insurance Law
Sigurd Delblanc – First Year Recognized in Insurance Law: 2019 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2019
Kenneth B. Haluschak – First Year Recognized in Insurance Law: 2014 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2014
Michael R. Kinash Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Insurance Law: 2013 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013
Joseph J. Kueber Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Insurance Law: 2015 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2014
Lawrence W. Olesen Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Insurance Law: 2012 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006

• Mergers & Acquisitions Law
J. Patrick Bond Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions Law: 2006 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006
Robert Bruggeman – First Year Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions Law: 2013 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013
Michael W. Crozier Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions Law: 2006 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006
Ben Horcica – First Year Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions Law: 2016 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2016

• Real Estate Law
Kenneth B. Blasius Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Real Estate Law: 2010 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010
R. John Butler Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Real Estate Law: 2006 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006
Graeme S. Marr Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Real Estate Law: 2010 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010
Bogumil F. Romanko Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Real Estate Law: 2006 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006

Securities Law
Robert Bruggeman – First Year Recognized in Securities Law: 2015 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013
Douglas O. Goss Q.C. – First Year Recognized in Securities Law: 2010 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010

• Transportation Law
Lawrence W. Olesen Q.C.

15 Lawyers from Bryan & Company LLP recognized in 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (2018)

Congratulations to:

Kenneth B. Blasius , Q.C. (2010) [5]

  • Asset-Based Lending Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

J. Patrick Bond , Q.C. (2006) [10]

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Robert Bruggeman (2013) [5]

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Securities Law

R. John Butler , Q.C. (2006) [10]

  • Real Estate Law

William S. Connauton , Q.C. (2006) [10]

  • Health Care Law

Michael W. Crozier , Q.C. (2006) [10]

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Stacey A. Denham Gibson (*)

  • Commercial Leasing Law

Douglas O. Goss , Q.C. (2010) [5]

  • Securities Law

Kenneth B. Haluschak (2014) [5]

  • Insurance Law

Ben Horcica (2016)

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Michael R. Kinash , Q.C. (2013) [5]

  • Insurance Law

Joseph J. Kueber , Q.C. (2014) [5]

  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

Graeme S. Marr , Q.C. (2010) [5]

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Lawrence W. Olesen , Q.C. (2006) [10]

  • Aviation Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Transportation Law

Bogumil F. Romanko , Q.C. (2006) [10]

  • Real Estate Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed in any practice area.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.
[#] Anniversary plaque for which lawyer is eligible (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years).

Doug Goss to Receive Province’s Highest Honour

Doug Goss was one of eight outstanding Albertans to join the ranks of the Alberta Order of Excellence this year in recognition of their diverse and longstanding contributions on the local, provincial, national and international stage. Doug was chosen to for his business and community service.

“The Alberta Order of Excellence inductees for 2013 reflect the best traits the people of our province have to offer: innovation, determination and a deep-seeded commitment to serving others,” said His Honour, Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell. “I know that their stories and their many contributions will serve to inspire their fellow Albertans now and in the future.”

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta serves as Chancellor of the Order. He will preside over the investiture ceremony in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 16. This will bring the total AOE membership to 132.

Doug Goss Q.C. and Nancy Cumming Q.C. Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne as Queen of Canada, and is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Nancy Cumming, Q.C. was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal through Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The award was for her work on the Board of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and her involvement in the creation of an endowed research chair at the University of Alberta called Friends of Garrett Cumming Research Chair Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Douglas Goss, Q.C. was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant contributions to the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta.

Bryan & Company Lawyers Designated by Best Lawyers in Canada 2013

Bryan & Company is pleased to announce that twelve members of the firm have been designated by Best Lawyers in Canada as leading practitioners in their respective fields for 2013. Ken Blasius, Pat Bond, John Butler, Bill Connauton, Mike Crozier, Doug Goss, Graeme Marr, Larry Olesen, Bog Romanko, Tim Hagg, Mike Kinash and Rob Bruggeman are listed in the Best Lawyers directory for 2013. The specific designations are as follows:

Kenneth B. Blasius Q.C.—Asset-Based Lending, Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law

J. Patrick Bond Q.C.—Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Robert Bruggeman—Mergers & Acquisitions Law

R. John Butler Q.C.—Real Estate Law

William S. Connauton Q.C.—Health Care Law

Michael W. Crozier Q.C.—Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Douglas O. Goss Q.C.—Securities Law

Timothy C. Hagg Q.C.—Insurance Law

Michael R. Kinash Q.C.—Insurance Law

Graeme S. Marr Q.C.—Real Estate Law

Lawrence W. Olesen Q.C.—Aviation Law, Insurance Law and Transportation Law

Bogumil F. Romanko Q.C.—Real Estate Law

We congratulate our lawyers on their continued success.

Bryan & Company Lawyers Appointed Queen’s Council

Alberta lawyers are periodically recognized for their outstanding contributions. Every two years the Lieutenant Governor in Council recognizes a select group of these lawyers with the designation of “Queens Counsel”. The Q.C. designation is an honorary title that recognizes a lawyer’s professionalism and contribution to the community.

Bryan & Company is pleased to announce that two of its members have been appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2010. Tim Hagg of the Calgary office and Joe Kueber of the Edmonton office were both recognized with the title effective February 1, 2010. The Edmonton Q.C. recipients, including Joe Kueber, were recognized with a ceremony that took place on February 23, 2010 at the Law Courts in Edmonton. Tim Hagg took part in the Calgary ceremony that occurred on February 24, 2010.

Bryan & Company is extremely proud of the accomplishments of both Joe and Tim and congratulates them on this prestigious accomplishment.