Our team is made up of qualified lawyers practicing in the following areas:
Hustwick Payne prides itself on being a leading commercial litigation firm in the Province of Alberta. The firm has over 80 years of history of ensuring our clients commercial disputes are argued forcefully and effectively without sacrificing the private nature of the dispute. We continue to be committed to superior advocacy and the preservation of the client's right of privilege. The size and complexity of the disputes we advise on speaks to the confidence our clients place in us. Members of our team have argued cases in front of all levels of court in Alberta and Canada and continue to strive to achieve results for our clients.
Hustwick Payne is dedicated to working with our clients across a full range of corporate matters and transactions. We advise on all manner of deals including those that are complicated as well as those that are more day-to-day in scope.
Our client base covers the spectrum of industry sectors, including energy, construction, retail and manufacturing and ranges in size from small start-up incorporations to large multi-national corporations.
We have a particular strength in advising on large, complex inter-jurisdictional transactions but we also act for numerous small to medium sized businesses advising on a multitude of issues. We have developed and maintain strong links with top Canadian and U.S. law firms to assist in cross-jurisdictional business deals.
Finance and Banking
Hustwick Payne advises all variety of individuals, corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and non-profit entities on all aspects of financing whether it be for; initial working capital, ongoing financing or business expansion. Our team can help clients with financing from both bank and private lenders on transactions ranging from small matters to major provincial and cross-jurisdictional deals of a complex nature.
The areas we advise clients upon include:
- bank lending (including acquisition finance and property finance);
- private financing;
- asset and project financing; and
- corporate recovery and restructuring.
We maintain a close relationship with a whole network of lenders, venture capitalists and brokers in Alberta and throughout North America.
As an extension of our Business Law and Financing practice areas our lawyers deal with a wide array of issues in international law including the laws relating to international commercial transactions. We have advised on matters related to virtually every continent and region of the world.
Oil & Gas, Utilities
Our oil & gas group provide advice on, and has extensive experience in, all legal issues relevant to the oilfield service sector including consulting and contract arrangements. We also advise on regulatory issues related specifically to the oilfield service industry. Our team has significant expertise and provides support in both traditional energy areas as well as green and emerging energy fields including the solar and wind power utility sectors. These burgeoning utility sectors have their own unique legal concerns upon which we can advise and report.
Our lawyers deal with a wide range of employment issues - contentious, non-contentious and advisory.
We provide litigation support in all areas of Alberta law including; wrongful dismissal, discrimination, unfair competition, labour standards, interference with contractual relations, and executive severances (acting for employer or employee).
Our Solicitors provide appropriate expertise and experience in all transactional and legislative related employment concerns ranging from employment contracts to handbooks and policies. Our employment group keeps our clients up to date with all recent developments in legislation and case law.
Our Real Estate Department is fully equipped to close all forms of real estate transactions including residential properties, commercial properties and farmland. Our team has over 50 years practical experience closing all forms of real estate transaction and strives to ensure all deals are closed on time. The strength and depth of the team ensures that all transactions are properly resourced at all times.
Our real estate team continues to be involved in residential, farm and commercial property transactions. Our clients include all forms of property owners from first time home buyers to some of Alberta's largest property owners, investors and developers.
Our lawyers provide advice on all aspects of general commercial property including investment, acquisitions, disposals, leasing, development and property finance. Our real estate team has significant experience in advising both lenders and borrowers on the financing requirements and aspects of property transaction.
Wills and Estates
At Hustwick Payne we believe every Albertan over the age of 18 should have a Will. Our Wills and Estates group advises a wide variety of clients on the drafting of Wills, Enduring Power of Attorneys and Personal Directives (sometimes called “Living Wills”). Our team prides itself on being able to advise all individuals on their estate document needs whether the client’s estate is of a straightforward or complex nature.
When appropriate our Wills team works closely with our Business Law group to ensure that estate planning, succession planning and business continuation matters are dealt with as a part of a client’s will drafting. We also advise on trusts generally, both domestic and offshore, from their creation to winding up all aspects in between.
With recent significant updates made to the legislation concerning wills and estates in Alberta we encourage all persons with a current will to review it to ensure that it still reflects their wishes and meets the requirements for a valid will in Alberta. Our team prides itself on ensuring all our client’s wishes are reflected in their estate documents.
Estate Administration and Litigation
Our team has many years of experience in the probate and administration of estates. During the probate process our team works closely with personal representatives, accountants, and other relevant professionals to ensure that estates are probated correctly, quickly and in a cost efficient manner.
Our team is experienced in estate litigation and when necessary prepared to fight to ensure that the deceased’s final wishes are represented and carried out. Our team has previously acted for both personal representatives and individual beneficiaries of an estate to ensure that all stakeholders to an estate are considered and heard.