BITNER LAW OFFICE


Bitner Law Office has a well-earned reputation as a business-minded, transaction-oriented law firm. We concentrate on limited and well-defined practice areas so as to provide our clients with a high level of expertise - the expertise frequently found only at much larger firms.

Our goal is to provide practical results-oriented advice, having regard to our clients' long-term interests as well as addressing immediate concerns. Our philosophy is to have a personal long term relationship with our clients which allows us to provide the highest possible level of professionalism to a limited number of clients.

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Laura Bitner, Solicitor


Ms. Bitner obtained both her Bachelor of Commerce degree and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in 1989. After her articling year, she was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1990. She practiced as an associate for three years at the prestigious law firm of Milner & Steer in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1993 she established the firm known as Bitner Law Office.

She practices in the areas of corporate-commercial, real estate and entertainment law, as well as wills and estates.

Ms. Bitner is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, and the Canadian-German Business and Professional Association.

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Services


Corporate / Commercial


Our firm has been involved extensively in both traditional corporate structuring as well as tax-sensitive financing, the use of limited partnership, joint ventures, corporate vehicles, offshore trusts and private share distribution.

We can provide in-depth expertise at a cost-effective price in relation to all aspects of business law including:

  • sales and purchases of businesses and companies
  • terms and conditions of trade and/or sale
  • mergers
  • management buy-ins and buy-outs
  • joint venture agreements
  • formation of companies
  • advising on directors duties and shareholders' rights
  • corporate re-organization
  • determining alternative methods of financing and funding
  • shareholder agreements
  • franchise, licensing and agency agreements
  • distribution and other trade agreements
  • providing solutions to problems arising out of generation of business

Our corporate business group provides legal, practical and innovative advice in response to the needs of each particular client, whether an individual, owner-operated businesses, or a private companies. Our clients vary from small private start-up entities to mature corporations.

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Real Estate (Commercial)


The strength of our real estate practice comes from our long and diverse years of experience. Clients served by our real estate department include all major parties in the real estate industry - lenders, developers, users, contractors, investors and property managers. This broad representation gives us valuable insight into the complex and competing interests in real estate transactions. As a result, our service extends beyond technical legal advice to also include the planning and business aspects of such transactions to support clients of any size from start to finish.

Services we provide in this area include:

  • purchase and sales transactions
  • legal advice on promotion of real property (offices, industrial buildings, hotels, shopping centres, rural and urban property, etc.)
  • condominium planning and development
  • construction contracts and architechts agreements
  • financings, including mortgage financing, sale leasebacks
  • hotel development and management
  • creation, development and selling of time-shares and subdivisions

We can help structure the transaction, negotiate and draft the necessary documentation, and provide continuing advice on both the legalities and practicalities involved.

Our firm has been involved extensively in both traditional corporate structuring as well as tax-sensitive financing, the use of limited partnership, joint ventures, corporate vehicles, offshore trusts and private share distribution.

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Real Estate (Residential)


Residential Real Estate has been a prominent area of practice at Bitner & Associates for a number of years. Since establishing in 1993, we have prided ourselves in our ability to provide prompt, efficient and cost-effective legal services in this area.

We work closely with most of the major residential real estate sales offices and are approved to act for all major lenders. Our goal is to ensure that transactions are completed on time so that purchasers can move in and sellers can pick up their cheque on closing day.

We consistently anticipate and prepare for possible problems. We have the experience to understand each element of the transaction and how these components fit together. Furthermore, our broad-based practice allows us to successfully and completely resolve problems should they arise.

Our desire is to make sure that your home purchase or sale proceeds smoothly.

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates


We have a wealth of experience in all areas of trust and estate planning for the private client and can offer advice on a number of areas relating to such matters, including:

  • drafting wills, including lifetime and estate tax planning
  • drafting Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Care Directives
  • obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • administration of Estates including property related matters

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Entertainment Law


Our firm has represented a variety of clients in the entertainment field, from musical and recording artists, to professional dancers, to film producers and directors. We provide a broad spectrum of advice to our clients in the entertainment area, including contract negotiation, business structures recommendation for tax and financing purposes, as well as general business advice.

Our goal is to provide in-depth and timely professional advice so that our clients can concentrate on their artistic goals, knowing that the business side of their affairs are well taken care of.

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Employment Opportunities


Our firm has vacancies for solicitors in our corporate, commercial estates, and conveyancing departments. We have modern and fully equipped offices, and excellent support staff.

Applicants with their own team and client base are also welcome to apply.

Reply in confidence to:

Laura Bitner
Bitner Law Office
1388 Weber Centre
5555 Calgary Trail South,
Edmonton, AB
T6H 5P9

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phone. 780.461.6633

fax. 780.461.9239

1388 Weber Centre
5555 Calgary Trail South,
Edmonton, AB
T6H 5P9