Nancy Bergstrom

Nancy Bergstrom

Telephone: 403 346 6603 | Fax: 403 340 1280 | Email: nbergstrom@chapmanriebeek.com
Assistant: Janel Danielson Assistant’s Email: jdanielson@chapmanriebeek.com

Nancy is a Chapman Riebeek lifer. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she obtained her Legal Assistant Diploma and worked with Chapman Riebeek as an assistant. She obtained her law degree from the University of Alberta and returned to Chapman Riebeek for her articles. She became an associate with the firm in 1995 and became the first female partner of the firm in 2000.

Her major areas of practice include estate law (administration and litigation assisting families, executors and beneficiaries), elder law (acting for guardians, trustees and represented adults), municipal (prosecution and administrative), and real estate. She has represented clients in all levels of Court in Alberta. Nancy’s priority in her estate work and elder law lies in assisting people in negotiating unfamiliar legal waters, during, what is often, an emotional and difficult time.

Nancy provides advice to Municipalities on bylaw matters and oversees our bylaw prosecution team. She has run bylaw prosecutions for 28 municipalities in Alberta and conducts bylaw prosecutions on an ongoing basis for 10 – 12 municipalities.

She is a long-standing member and former long-term executive board member of the Christian Legal Fellowship of Canada. She served on the board of the Central Alberta Emergency Women’s Shelter and is a current member of the Central Alberta Bar Society. She served as a volunteer lawyer and organizer for the Western Canada Society to Access Justice Clinic (a pro bono legal clinic) from its inception in 2001 until it closed in 2006. She has been on panels for, and presented papers at, the Legal Education Society Alberta seminars for legal support staff and students in the RDC Legal Assistant Program. Her most memorable presentation was one given at the Western Canada Cemetery Association Conference.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship
  • Municipal Law
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Elder Law

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta – Called to the Alberta Bar in 1995
  • Central Alberta Bar Society
  • Christian Legal Fellowship (current member and former board member)
  • Advocates Society

Community Involvement

  • Board Member – Sunnybrook Farm Society
  • Western Canada Society to Access Justice Clinic
  • Panelist for Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • Former Board Member – Central Alberta Emergency Women’s Shelter

 

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship
  • Municipal Law
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Elder Law

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta – Called to the Alberta Bar in 1995
  • Central Alberta Bar Society
  • Christian Legal Fellowship (current member and former board member)
  • Advocates Society

Community Involvement

  • Board Member – Sunnybrook Farm Society
  • Western Canada Society to Access Justice Clinic
  • Panelist for Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • Former Board Member – Central Alberta Emergency Women’s Shelter

Our Practice

Civil Litigation

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Wills & Estates Law

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Employment Law

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Real Estate Law

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Family Law

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Alberta Labour Law

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Municipal Law

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Immigration Law

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Why Choose Us

Local Lawyers with an Albertan Skillset

Get Expert Legal Advice in Red Deer from Lawyers who have operated at a provincial and federal level. 

People First

Many competing firms treat their clients as file numbers.  We pride ourselves on offering a personalized approach based on human contact.  With effective communication and continuous contact we guide our clients at each step of the legal process.

1000s of Successful Cases

We are one of the best law firms in Red Deer with over 70 years and 1000s of successful cases.

Our Philosophy

1

Know The Law

We stay current on changes in all aspects of the law so you don’t have to.

2

History, Reputation, and Experience

We have been serving Red Deer since the 1950’s.

 

3

Excellence

We do everything we can in the best interest of our clients.  Every case.  Every time.

Our Lawyers

We are a unique group of talented lawyers committed to providing consistently high quality services.

Gary W. Wanless

Gary W. Wanless

Counsel

Nancy Bergstrom

Nancy Bergstrom

Partner

Suzanne Alexander Smith

Suzanne Alexander-Smith, Q.C.

Partner

Tyler Nightingale

Tyler Nightingale

Partner

Mathew James

Mathew D. James

Associate
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Shawn E. Frank

Associate

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