Ryan Algar, Thomas Ostrowerka and Alison Scott join the BD&P Partnership

We are thrilled to announce that Ryan Algar, Thomas Ostrowerka and Alison Scott have joined the BD&P Partnership effective February 1, 2024. This well-deserved appointment strengthens BD&P's real estate, restructuring and litigation practice areas. Ryan, Thomas and Alison are emerging experts in their respective fields and will further solidify our commitment to providing bold and strategic legal solutions.

Ryan joined BD&P with a focus in restructuring and litigation and commercial litigation practice areas. He has been instrumental in various commercial insolvency proceedings and reorganizations including providing legal advice to the Monitor, Receiver and Trustee of an oil and gas Limited Partnership whose limited partners represented over 10,000 German investors.

"I'm thrilled that Ryan is joining the partnership at BD&P. Ryan has been an invaluable member of our Insolvency and Restructuring Group for many years, and he has been a great colleague. Ryan has impeccable legal acumen and business instincts, and I know he will strengthen our practice and our partnership. I look forward to working with Ryan for years to come as we continue to deliver top notch legals services to our clients." - David LeGeyt, BD&P Partner and Business Finance and Restructuring group leader.

Thomas became a member of the BD&P team in 2012, contributing his expertise to the commercial real estate group. Since then, he has made a significant impact in the commercial real estate, infrastructure and project development practice areas. Notably, Thomas served as counsel to a developer in connection with the acquisition and ongoing project finance of five solar projects in Alberta. Beyond his professional achievements, he is actively involved in the community, serving as Director at PaceKids Society for Children with Special Needs.

"We are very excited to welcome Thomas into the partnership.  I have had the privilege of sitting next to Thomas since he began his articles in 2014 and in addition to becoming a close personal friend, I have seen him grow into a leading commercial real estate practitioner. Congratulations Thomas on this well-earned milestone achievement." - John Wilson, BD&P Partner and Real Estate group leader.

Alison joined the firm in 2014, specializing in commercial and general litigation. She has vast experience in energy and construction litigation, commercial and general litigation and court and arbitration experience including appearing at all levels of Court in Alberta and British Columbia and at the Supreme Court of Canada. Alison is deeply committed to community involvement, dedicating her time as an AMICUS volunteer at the Calgary Courts Centre, Civil Claims Duty Counsel volunteer at the Calgary Courts Centre and Legal Clinic volunteer at the Calgary Women's Centre.

"I am honoured to welcome Alison into the partnership at BD&P. Since joining the firm, she has proven herself to be an invaluable asset. Alison approaches every file, matter or case with a passion to find the best legal solution for her clients. Beyond her legal prowess, she has been a remarkable leader and mentor within the firm. She is a true team player and we know that she will continue to greatly contribute to the ongoing success of BD&P." – Susan Fader, BD&P Partner and Litigation Group Co-Leader.