He is a University of Toronto Law School graduate and practiced law in Ontario for the first 7 years of his career. He articled with Chief Justice Bora Laskin of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1979-80. He has taught law at both the University of Toronto and University of Calgary Law Schools.
Phil has extensive experience in Wills and Estates matters, including Wills challenges, the interpretation of Wills, disputes between beneficiaries and personal representatives, capacity issues and unjust enrichment claims.
- Member, Law Society of Upper Canada, 1981 – 2014
- Member, Law Society of Alberta, 1988 – present
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, 1981 – present
- Member, Calgary Bar Association, 1988 – present
- Member, Turnaround Management Association (TMA), 2001 – present
- Member, Alberta Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Professionals, 1991 – present
- Member, INSOL – International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals, 1990 – present
EDUCATION & YEAR OF CALL:
University of Saskatchewan
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science & History
1975 – 1977
University of Toronto
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Law
1977 – 1979
He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1981 and to the Alberta Bar in 1988.
Lecturer, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario
Taught “Contract Remedies”, 1983 – 1987
Lecturer, University of Calgary Law School, Calgary, Alberta
Taught “Contracts and Torts”, 1990 – 1994
Director, Alberta Lawyer Assistance Society (ASSIST), 2008 – 2013
Publications & Articles:
Phil has been a frequent speaker before numerous professional and business groups and has published numerous articles on a wide variety of topics over the course of his nearly 40 year career.