Tom is a three-time graduate of the University of Manitoba. He was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1985 and the Alberta Bar in 2002. He joined Milne & Company in February 2002, which became Cornerstone Law Group LLP in April of 2003.
Tom spent many years with a major trust company in Winnipeg. He was primarily responsible for estate, trust, and tax planning for their better clients. Upon his arrival to Alberta in 2000, he found himself in the middle of a booming economy and fast moving real estate market. To this day he splits his time between a busy real estate practice and almost all of the firm’s matters involving Wills, Estate Planning and Estate Administration. Many of his clients have become both real estate and Wills clients and his practice has been built entirely by referrals from his clients, many loyal experienced realtors, and staff members of the branches of many financial institutions in South Calgary. He is also regularly retained by a number of major trust companies to assist with Estate Planning and Administration.
Tom has been practicing law for over thirty years. He has looked after hundreds of residential real estate transactions, and he has prepared hundreds of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorneys and Personal Directives. He has guided many Applications for Probate through the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and assisted many Executors with Estate Administration. Many of Tom’s clients have returned often over the years to have him assist with their legal needs. He is very proud of the fact that he is now assisting a new generation of clients, as he often finds himself working for the children of his long-time clients.
Tom is married with two adult children, and he lives close to the office in South Calgary. He is a past Director of the Parkinson Alberta Society, and he continues to be a supporter of the organization.