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Michael C. Good, LLB

Lawyer and Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer

I have practised law in the city of St. Albert since 1986.

My preferred areas of practice are:

  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Residential Real Estate Sales and Purchases
  • Business Incorporations

 

I have enjoyed working with clients, realtors, and mortgage specialists, closing thousands of real estate transactions over the past 28 years. I also take pride in watching the businesses I’ve incorporated grow and succeed.

I am a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and a past chair of the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton). I have received thorough training in mediation and in the Collaborative Family Law process, and I have experience handling numerous Collaborative Family Law cases. I have been a guest lecturer on Collaborative Practice at the University of Alberta Law School, from which I graduated in 1985.

Wendy M. Phillips-Berard, BA, LLB

Lawyer and Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer

I have been practising law since 1999 and in St. Albert since the spring of 2001, and I enjoy working with and meeting people that call our local area home.

I have developed my legal practice in the areas of:

  • Family Law, particularly Collaborative Practice
  • Wills & Estates, including estate planning and administration
  • Residential Real Estate

 

My preferred approach in family law matters is one of common sense, practical realities, and moderation. I have extensive training in dispute resolution which allows me to offer clients more options when deciding how to address the issues that arise in times of family upheaval.

In addition to my training, I have been a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer since 2002, a past board member of the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton), Chair of the Forms and Precedents Committee for the ACFP(E) since 2007, and ACFP(E) Registrar since April 2019.  I maintain memberships in the ACFP(E), as well as the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Divorce Association of Alberta.  I have also been a guest lecturer on the Collaborative Process at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, where I received my law degree in 1998, and an instructor on Basic Collaborative Law for the Legal Education Society of Alberta.

With my training and experience with families in transition, I can help people entering into new relationships understand how to deal with property in the event of relationship breakdown, death, or incapacity and to create a cohabitation, prenuptial, or marriage agreement that specifically addresses their individual needs.

I enjoy helping people of all ages plan their estates in the event of death or incapacity and I have a keen interest in those matters facing our aging population.

To be competent in the above areas also demands a knowledge of common real estate issues. I am happy to assist people with moving to or from our area and with questions regarding real property rights.

Born in the St. Albert area and raised in rural northern Alberta, I now live just north of St. Albert with my husband and two daughters.