Roy Boettger, Q.C.

Roy Boettger, Q.C.: Attorney with Field Law

Biography

Roy Boettger's preferred areas of practice include wills, trusts, estate planning and administration, estate litigation and dispute resolution. Roy has extensive experience as a public speaker in the field. A lecturer for 11 years for the Alberta Bar Admission Course, and in numerous continuing legal education courses presented by the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), provincially and nationally, Roy has also presented to various community, professional and business organizations and has participated in workshops for community groups, private organizations and businesses. Roy is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, CBA - Southern Alberta Wills and Trust Section (former Chairman), Calgary Estate Planning Council (past President), a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Roy is also a former Director and Past Chairman of The Calgary Foundation, past President of the Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown, former director and past President of the Calgary Rotary Clubs Foundation and current Director of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and the McMahon Stadium Society. Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1974, Roy was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1992.

Leadership and Executive

Volunteer, Pro Bono, and Community Organizations

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Director 2009-Present
McMahon Stadium Society Director & Vice President 2012-Present
Calgary Rotary Clubs Foundation Director 2011-2016
Calgary Rotary Clubs Foundation President 2014-2015
The Rotary Club of Calgary President 2008-2009
The Calgary Foundation Director 1998-2007
The Calgary Foundation Chairman 2002-2004
The Rotary Club of Calgary Director 1991-1993

Volunteer / Pro Bono

The Rotary Club of Calgary Member 1988-Present
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Director 2009-Present
McMahon Stadium Society Director & Vice President 2012-Present
Calgary Rotary Clubs Foundation Director 2011-2016
Calgary Rotary Clubs Foundation President 2014-2015
The Rotary Club of Calgary President 2008-2009
The Calgary Foundation Director 1998-2007
The Calgary Foundation Chairman 2002-2004
The Calgary Foundation Development Committee 1996-2001
Rockyview General Hospital, Ethics Consultation Service Member- Bio Ethics Committee 1987-1999
The Rotary Club of Calgary Director 1991-1993

Accolades

2016 - Lexpert Ranked Lawyer - Repeatedly Recommended,Estate & Personal Tax Planning - Estate & Tax Planning
1990-2017 - Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
2006 - 2017 - Best Lawyers International
Recognized annually, including 2009 and 2014 - Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates, Calgary
- Lexpert - Consistently Recommended in Estate & Tax Planning
1992 - Queen's Counsel


1995-Present
Calgary Bar Association Member 1973-Present
Calgary Estate Planning Council
President
1987-1988
Calgary Estate Planning Council
Executive Committee
1982-1989
Calgary Estate Planning Council Member 1975-2012
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (National)
Chairman
1984-1986
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (National)
Executive Committee
1979-1986
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (South)
Chairman
1978-1979
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (South)
Executive Committee
1975-1979
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (South) Member 1973-Present
Law Society of Alberta
1973-Present
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Calgary Branch
Founding Co-Chairman
1999
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Member 1999-Present

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 260 8507  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts, 1970
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1973
Year of First admission:
1974
Admission:
1974, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Calgary Bar Association Member 1973-Present
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (South) Member 1973-Present
Law Society of Alberta 1973-Present
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel fellow 1995-Present
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Member 1999-Present
Calgary Estate Planning Council Member 1975-2012
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Calgary Branch Founding Co-Chairman 1999
Calgary Estate Planning Council Executive Committee 1982-1989
Calgary Estate Planning Council President 1987-1988
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (National) Executive Committee 1979-1986
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (National) Chairman 1984-1986
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (South) Executive Committee 1975-1979
Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section (South) Chairman 1978-1979

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Roy and are representative of Roy's experience. Kurtz v. Nicholson [2006] S.C.C.A. No. 355 Supreme Court of Canada 2007; Quaintance Estate (Re) [2005] A.J. No. 162 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; Royal Trust Corp. of Canada v. A.S.(W.)S. [A.S.W.S.] [2004] A.J. No. 421 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Clark (Re) [2003] A.J. No. 576 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2003; Weidenberger Estate (Re) [2002] A.J. No. 1157 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Benefield v. Alberta (Public Trustee) [2001] A.J. No. 377 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001; Jensen Estate (Re) [2001] A.J. No. 174 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001; Sykes v. Herron [2000] A.J. No. 742 Alberta Surrogate Court 2000; Sulperto Ltd. Retirement Plan Fund v. Sulpetro Ltd. (Receiver of) [1989] A.J. No. 176 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1989; RE VAN DEN BON [1980] A.J. No. 760 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1980
ISLN:
908945311

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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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