Robert Douglas’ practice focuses on advising clients with respect to wills, estate and trust related matters. He has acted on behalf of clients on a wide variety of corporate, commercial, trust and wills and estates matters ranging from local to international in scope. Rob has earned his Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Rob spent a number of years practicing law with a large Canadian legal firm, following which he served in-house at a major international mining and energy organization. Rob was most recently a principal of his own firm for several years. Prior to embarking on his legal career, he worked in the Alberta oil patch and as a Biologist on Canada’s west coast.
Born and raised in southern Alberta, Rob’s biology background and experience in the energy and mining sectors, ranging from his early days working in the field through his later work on some of the largest energy deals in Canada, provide him with a valuable “ground up” understanding of Canadian industry and the issues faced by corporations and landowners. These experiences are invaluable when assisting clients with estate planning matters that include structuring inter-generational wealth transfer, land transfer and business succession planning.
- Patient and Family Advisor, CancerControl Alberta – Quality, Safety and Outcomes Committee
- Law Society of Alberta
- Canadian Bar Association
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
- Estate Planning Council of Calgary
- Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
Bar admissions & education
- Alberta Bar, 2003
- LL.B., University of Victoria
- B.Sc., University of Victoria