Paul is one of Alberta's most senior estates lawyers. He offers over 40 years of broad legal experience.
In addition to practicing in almost every area of law, he spent more than a decade as a practice advisor for the Law Society of Alberta, helping other lawyers with ethical and practice management issues, including how to start and build a law practice.
"When Andrew and I were designing Turning Point Law, my experience working with other lawyers was invaluable. We wanted a high-tech, high-touch, ethically-driven specialty law firm that would focus with laser-like precision on the needs of our clients. I believe we have succeeded."
Paul's practice concentrates on estate administration, farm succession planning, business succession planning and tax.
Paul is the author of numerous books and articles on legal, practice management and other topics. In his spare time he is also a traveler, a poet, a photographer, a motorcyclist, and a stand-up comedian.
Since Turning Point Law was started in 2004, Andrew has drafted thousands succession documents. He has particular expertise in assisting blended families.
"Turning Point Law is a small, family centred law firm. As a father-son team, we understand the issues involved in passing your life’s work to the next generation. Our motto is, Let our family help your family.
"Referrals from clients have been a significant driver of our law firm’s growth. The two greatest compliments we receive are when new clients tell us that they were referred to us because they were told that they could trust us to make sure it’s done right and when established clients tell us how effective our documents were when it came time to use them."
Andrew is the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills, Estates and Trusts section (Northern Alberta Branch) and past president of the Edmonton Estate Planning Council. He is also an avid gardener and loves getting out on the open road on his motorcycle.
Jonalynn is a life-long Albertan.
She joined Turning Point Law in 2015 after taking a legal assistant course.
She started her training at Turning Point Law assisting in the wills practice. She then switched over to learn about administering estates.
In 2017, she was promoted from legal assistant to estates paralegal and now works with both lawyers on estate administration and estate beneficiary representation.
Jonalynn is certified by the Alberta government to perform on-line corporate filings. She manages Turning Point Law's corporate files.
"I love working at Turning Point Law because it's small. I get to interact with clients and to know them personally. I also like that I have lots of independence but the lawyers are always there to encourage and support me."
Catherine has lived in Edmonton her entire life.
She worked in a variety of settings before joining Turning Point Law in 2016.
Catherine works with Andrew in the wills practice. She is also our "manager of first impressions", being the person at the front desk who greets our clients when they arrive at our office.
"Turning Point Law has a wonderful family atmosphere. It makes me want to come to work every day.
"Moreover, I love being responsible for helping our clients feel at ease when they come to our office. We discuss some pretty difficult topics with them, and it's important that they feel safe and respected here."
When asked what she does in her spare time outside of work, she responded, "I'm a hockey mom. I don't have spare time."