SERVICES



 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW GROUP

Bryan & Company assists clients with all aspects of administrative law before a number of different types of tribunals or hearing boards and the processes attached to them including:

  • Applications for judicial review and representation before all levels of court
  • Arbitration, labour relations board and human rights proceedings
  • Environmental hearings
  • Professional disciplinary boards including defence of prosecutions by those boards
  • Workers’ Compensation Issues

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ADVOCACY GROUP

Bryan & Company represent clients before all levels of court in Western Canada and before a wide variety of tribunals, boards and commissions.

Our team of lawyers works closely with clients to find practical and economical solutions to disputes utilizing alternative methods such as judicial dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration to resolve a wide variety of disputes. We have a skilled and knowledgeable group of litigators who provide assistance to clients in numerous areas including:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Construction disputes including delay and deficiency claims
  • Copyright, patent and trademark protection, enforcement and disputes involving intellectual property
  • Defamation
  • Energy related issues including oil and gas disputes
  • Personal injury claims
  • Products and manufacturer’s liability
  • Real estate related litigation
  • Security enforcement, bankruptcy and receivership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes, including statutory remedies under the Business Corporations Act
  • Wills, trusts and estate related litigation

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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)

At Bryan & Company, we recognize that in many instances traditional litigation does not meet the needs of a particular client. In those instances the appropriate solution to the problem may be found in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Our professionals are well versed in using many forms of ADR including Mediation, Arbitration, and Judicial Dispute Resolutions.

We offer not only professionals trained in representing clients at ADR, but we also have a panel of skilled arbitrators and mediators who can provide the Alternative Dispute Resolution solutions that you are looking for with flexible confidential processes that meet your needs.

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BANKING & FINANCE GROUP

Bryan & Company represents a wide range of clients in the area of Banking and Finances which include banks, trust companies, credit unions, mortgage corporations, asset based lenders, as well as individual and corporate borrowers.

We have assisted these clients in a tremendous variety of domestic, national, international, corporate and commercial transactions ranging from those involving relatively small amounts of money to large and very complex financial dealings.

Bryan & Company offers a full range of banking and financial law services, including:

  • Bankruptcy, insolvency and receivership
  • C.C.A.A. protection
  • Commercial banking litigation
  • Commercial security agreements
  • Corporate reorganizations and work-outs
  • Debt restructuring
  • Financing agreements for development projects
  • Loan restructuring
  • Loan agreements and trust indentures
  • Negotiation and preparation of loan agreements
  • Negotiation, preparation and registration of security
  • Negotiation, preparation and execution of financial agreements for large developments
  • Project funding agreements
  • Realizations, collections and foreclosures
  • Regulatory compliance matters
  • Secured financing

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BUSINESS LAW GROUP

Bryan & Company has a dedicated group of lawyers with extensive resources and expertise in the area of business law. We service a wide range of clients involved in both the private and public business sectors to assist them with the many complex legal issues that they face.

Our clients receive advice and representation on a variety of business matters including:

  • Business formation and governance
  • Commercial leases
  • Corporate reorganization and debt restructuring
  • Corporate Governance
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Environmental issues
  • Financing
  • Intellectual property including licensing agreements
  • Joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships, trusts, and franchises
  • Leasing of personal and real property
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiation of transactions and agreements
  • Pure corporate transactions including share capitalizations, reorganizations, amalgamations, continuances, arrangements, wind-ups, and liquidations

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CONSTRUCTION LAW GROUP

Bryan & Company has comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the construction industry and provides legal solutions for our clients. We provide legal services for all phases of building projects and act for numerous clients involved in major construction claims.

Our lawyers have represented a broad range of clients including owners, project managers, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and suppliers on a variety of matters including:

  • Builders’ liens
  • Contract dispute resolution
  • Land development and subdivision
  • Negotiation and preparation of Contracts
  • Defense of claims for defective building materials
  • Defense of claims for negligent engineering, procurement and construction
  • Dispute resolution

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CORPORATE FINANCE & SECURITIES LAW GROUP

Bryan & Company lawyers advise businesses from the beginning through to public offering and beyond in all matters relating to governance, structure, finances including equity issues, public listings and regulatory compliance. Our lawyers can provide the following services:

  • Corporate governance and regulatory compliance for publicly listed companies
  • Corporate reorganizations and debt restructuring
  • Executive compensation including employee stock ownership plans
  • IPOs
  • Mezzanine, subordinated debt & quasi-equity financing
  • Private placements
  • Related party and going private transactions
  • Takeover bid defences and strategies including shareholders rights plans and poison pills

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ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW GROUP

Bryan & Company provides practical and timely legal advice to clients involved in the energy and natural resource sectors.

Our team of professionals provides timely and accurate advice on a day-to-day basis regarding various energy and natural resource issues including:

  • Environmental matters
  • Land use hearings
  • Litigation in relation to disputes between industry participants at all levels as well as between industry and a variety of government agencies
  • Litigation regarding environmental disasters including catastrophic environmental contamination
  • Regulatory matters including AUC hearings

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EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP

Bryan & Company professionals offer service in labour and employment law, providing advice and counsel to management, individuals, and employee groups in a wide variety of industries including:

  • Arbitration and labour relations board proceedings
  • Collective agreement negotiations
  • Employment Standards Code and Employment Insurance Act issues
  • Human rights
  • Immigration
  • Injunctions
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Preparation of employment contracts, industry policies and determining executive compensation
  • Privacy issues
  • Workers’ Compensation Board issues
  • Wrongful dismissal actions

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CALGARY
Erin Viala

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First Nations & Métis Law Group

Bryan & Company has a background working with the members of numerous First Nations and Métis communities in Alberta. Our professionals have developed a thorough understanding of the many issues facing these individuals and communities.

Our team of professionals offers extensive services and experience pertaining to Aboriginal law including:

  • Litigating institutional issues
  • Negotiating with the Crown and assisting in the development of bylaws with an aim of effective implementation of self-government
  • Providing advice in relation to a wide range of employment issues, including: preparation of employment contracts and the administration of human resources
  • Negotiating, preparation of, drafting and assisting in the implementation of various Band governance matters, including: custom election laws, membership codes, and Band bylaws
  • Providing opinions on Aboriginal and Treaty rights
  • Providing research reports outlining the Courts’ views with respect to various self-government issues
  • Reviewing contracts and agreements with the Crown

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Insurance Law Group

Bryan & Company has comprehensive experience with all matters of insurance claims. We defend first and third party claims, provide coverage opinions, and advance subrogated claims on behalf of a number of major Canadian and international insurers. Bryan & Company’s team has been to the Supreme Court of Canada on many significant issues facing insurers including landmark decisions on tort causation and commercial host liability.

Bryan & Company’s Insurance Law Group responds to all aspects of insurance including:

  • Construction litigation
  • Coverage disputes
  • Defamation
  • Directors and Officers’ liability
  • Disability claims
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Fire claims
  • Quasi-medical malpractice claims (chiropractors, surgical podiatrists, Physiotherapists, exercise therapists and veterinarians)
  • Commercial host and social host liability claims
  • Industrial accidents
  • Large loss claims including catastrophic accidents
  • Life insurance claims
  • Motor vehicle claims
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability claims: engineers, accountants, lawyers, etc.
  • School liability
  • Sexual assault claims
  • Sureties

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Intellectual Property Law Group

Bryan & Company provides high quality and cost effective legal services in the field of intellectual property law and related matters, including trademarks, copyrights, and confidential information. Our team has comprehensive experience in intellectual property law including everything from the creation, assessment, protection, sale and licensing of intellectual property and including litigation involving the preservation of intellectual property interests.

Bryan & Company offers a full range of intellectual property law services including:

  • Assessing potential liability for infringement of intellectual property interests
  • Assessing the types of intellectual property protection available for new technology
  • Intellectual property due diligence investigations in connection with business acquisitions and financing
  • Developing strategies for the protection and commercialization of intellectual property interests
  • Negotiating and preparing agreements for the sale and licensing of intellectual property interests
  • Negotiating and preparing research and development agreements
  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications
  • Providing intellectual property advice on the purchase and sale of businesses, employer / employee relationships and joint ventures
  • Representing plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property related litigation

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Mergers and Acquisitions Group

Bryan & Company has negotiated and completed many types of complex mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for both public and private clients. Our professionals can assist with the structuring of merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions to achieve favourable results through negotiation and the efficient use of various structures.

Bryan & Company’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group has acted on many kinds of transactions including:

  • Drafting, negotiating, and closing full and partial mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of businesses by share, partnership unit, trust unit, and asset-based transactions
  • Drafting and negotiating ancillary and collateral arrangements concerning mergers and acquisitions or divestitures including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employment and consulting arrangements, asset leasebacks, intellectual property licenses as well as other types of agreements traditionally associated with the acquisition or divestiture of a business
  • Negotiating and documenting ongoing business governance agreements including shareholder agreements, unanimous shareholder agreements, partnership and limited partnership agreements, joint ventures, trust as business trust agreements and the like
  • Corporate financing for transactions
  • Pre-closing and post-closing transactions to facilitate economic and efficient results

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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Practice Group

Bryan & Company LLP has professional, skilled and experienced lawyers practicing personal injury law. Our team has extensive experience in resolving all types of personal injury claims including cases involving serious permanent physical impairment, disability and wrongful death claims.

In life, accidents and injuries can happen at any time. Whether you’re at work, driving to the store or walking across the street, there’s always a chance you may be involved in an accident that can change your life in an instant. If you were recently involved in an accident that left you disabled or with painful injuries or emotional distress, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Here to Serve You So You Can Focus on Recovery

You may have a great deal on your mind during this difficult time, but your recovery needs to be your first priority. With Bryan & Company LLP serving as your supportive litigator, you can focus on your rehabilitation while a lawyer concentrates on obtaining the compensation to which you’re entitled.

Our professional team of experienced litigators deal with all types of cases involving:

  • Claims again insurance companies;
  • Fatal accidents;
  • Motor vehicle accidents;
  • Motorcycle or bicycle injury accidents;
  • Occupier’s liability;
  • Occupational health and safety;
  • Pedestrian injuries;
  • Products liability; and
  • Slip and fall injuries.

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death claims can be wrought with emotion and finding the right lawyer to help fight your battle is one of the utmost importance. If you’re looking for a compassionate lawyer who’s equipped to handle wrongful death matters. Bryan & Company LLP is at your service and ready to offer the representation you deserve.

Here to Help You Through

It takes a special approach to offer clients dealing with wrongful death claims the care, attention, and sympathy they deserve. When you come to Bryan & Company LLP, you can rest assured that your voice will be heard. You’ll get every opportunity to ask questions, express your concerns. We will always keep you informed as your case progresses.

Our lawyers provide services in the following additional languages:

  • Cantonese
  • French

Bryan & Company LLP has a personal injury lawyer ready to help you. Call today and set up your free initial consultation. You can trust Bryan & Company LLP to give your case the attention and dedication it demands!

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Realizations Group

Bryan & Company is experienced in assisting individuals and corporations with all aspects of creditors and debtors problems. We find creative and effective solutions for a variety of legal issues including debt collection, bankruptcy, receivership and enforcement of security. Our team specializes in providing professional advice in areas such as law governing the enforcement of money judgments and remedies available to the creditor or the debtor. Some representative areas are as follows:

  • Advising on priority disputes between creditors
  • Advising corporate directors of potential liabilities
  • Advising Receivers and Trustees
  • Attachment of property to pay debts including seizing assets and garnishees
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • C.C.A.A. protection
  • Enforcement of security
  • Demand letters
  • Distribution of proceeds among creditors
  • Foreclosures
  • Negotiation and preparation of work-out agreements for lenders or borrowers
  • Obtaining or challenging various extraordinary pre-judgment procedures including injunctions and attachment orders
  • Preservation orders
  • Resolving priority disputes between creditors
  • Review of contracts and security documents
  • Setting aside fraudulent preferences and conveyances
  • Security review and enforcement
  • Seizing of assets and garnishment
  • Soft receiverships

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CALGARY
Erin Viala

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Real Property Group

Bryan & Company provides a wide range of services to advise clients on transactions ranging from simple residential property purchases and sales to more complex real estate matters. We have extensive resources and expertise available to assist numerous clients including individuals as well as private and public corporations.

Our team of real property lawyers will provide counsel in a variety of areas such as:

  • Acquisition and development of land parcels
  • Commercial development and leasing
  • Condominium development and conversions
  • Financing
  • Land use planning
  • Purchase, sale and leasing of real estate
  • Strategies for integration of ongoing development and marketing
  • Structuring and administering cost share arrangements for municipal infrastructure
  • Subdivisions

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Wills and Estates Group

Bryan & Company can help you protect your assets and provide for the effective distribution of those assets to the relatives and friends. Our firm offers the following services to assist you with your will and estate planning:

  • Administration of estates
  • Advising on the consequences of divorce and remarriage regarding a will
  • Advising executors of estates
  • Counseling both individual executors and corporate trustees in the administration of estates and trusts
  • Creation of trusts for spouse, children or grandchildren for the protection and effective management of estate assets
  • Dependent adult applications
  • Discussion of the estate planning implications of second marriages or common law relationships
  • Obtaining probate to effect the transfer of estate assets to beneficiaries
  • Preparation of a will (simple or complex)
  • Preparation of enduring power of attorneys
  • Preparation of personal directives
  • Representation of executors, beneficiaries and claimants in litigation regarding disputes arising from estate issues

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