Experience

Alex joined Parlee McLaws in January 2020 after eight years with the Government of Alberta, where he worked in the ministry of Justice and Solicitor General as counsel for the Ministries of Municipal Affairs and Service Alberta, and earlier in-house with the Municipal Government Board & New Home Buyer Protection Board.

In government, Alex gave advice on a broad variety of subjects involving statutory interpretation and administrative law. Two of his regular areas of practice were municipal law, including the Municipal Government Act, property assessment and taxation, and condominium law. His government practice also included legislative development. He contributed to many government bills and regulations between 2014-2019, including in the areas of municipal legislation, safety codes legislation, local election legislation, new home warranty legislation and condominium legislation.

Alex articled with a large Edmonton law firm, focusing in the areas of litigation and corporate commercial law. Prior to his career in law, Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (with a double major in English and French language and literature), and travelled extensively.

Awards

  • Government of Alberta Merit Award for contributions to the Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2015 (2015)
  • Government of Alberta Merit Award for establishing an appeal process for the Disaster Recovery Program (2013)

Community

Presentations:

  • Introduction to Administrative Penalties Law (2019) for the Government of Alberta
  • Condominium Law Update Presentation (2018) for the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta
  • Year in Review: MGA and City Charters (2016) for the Government of Alberta
  • Municipalities and New Home Buyer Legislation Presentation (2014) for the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta