Thirty-five BD&P lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada, 2023 edition


Managing Partner Alicia Quesnel has been named as Calgary Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada in Energy Law and Oil and Gas Law. For the fourth time, Alicia is recognized by Best Lawyers with the highest overall ranking in her practice area in the city. Partner Bob Graham is being recognized for the first time as Calgary Lawyer of the Year in Labour and Employment Law. 

Best Lawyers in Canada also recognized Associates Ryan Algar in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, and Rami Pandher in Tax Law as 'Ones to Watch' for 2023, celebrating their outstanding professional excellence based on peer-reviewed feedback.

In total, thirty-five BD&P lawyers have been recognized as leading practitioners by the Best Lawyers in Canada, 2023 guide: 

  • Syd Abougoush - Securities Law
  • Edward (Ted) Brown  - Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities Law
  • Paul G. Chiswell - Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Kelsey C. Clark - Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • C. Steven Cohen - Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David de Groot - Construction Law and Labour and Employment Law
  • Heather DiGregorio - Tax Law
  • Michael J. Flatters - Tax Law
  • Shannon M. Gangl - Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Cheryl C. Gottselig, Q.C. - Real Estate Law
  • Robert H. Graham (2020) - Labour and Employment Law
  • David R. Haigh, Q.C. - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Director and Officer Liability Practice, International Arbitration, Legal Malpractice Law and Product Liability Law
  • Bronwyn Inkster - Securities Law
  • David LeGeyt - Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Joanne Luu - Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Robert Martz - Appellate Practice
  • William S. Maslechko - Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Douglas A. McGillivray, Q.C. - Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Douglas G. Mills - Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Louise Novinger Grant Q.C. - Alternative Dispute Resolution and Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Kathy L. Pybus - Banking and Finance Law
  • Alicia K. Quesnel - Energy Law, Natural Resources Law and Oil and Gas Law
  • Jay P. Reid - Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David W. Ross - Tax Law
  • Gina A. Ross - Labour and Employment Law
  • Jeffrey E. Sharpe - Construction Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • Nancy D. Smith - Banking and Finance Law
  • Richard B. Smith, Q.C. - Labour and Employment Law
  • Richard F. Steele  - Labour and Employment Law
  • Andrew F. Sunter - Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Ashley Weldon - Energy Law and Oil and Gas Law
  • John A. Wilson - Real Estate Law
  • Carolyn A. Wright - Energy Law
  • Grant A. Zawalsky - Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Best Lawyers is one of the leading legal peer review publications and Lawyer of the Year is awarded to the lawyer with the highest overall feedback in their practice area and region. 

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