Malkit Atwal

Malkit Atwal: Attorney with Field Law


Malkit Atwal is a member of Field Law's Business Law and Wills, Estates and Trusts Practice Groups in the firm's Edmonton office.

Malkit advises business owners, professionals, financial institutions and charitable organizations on a variety of corporate law and governance matters. He regularly acts for physicians, dentists and other health care professionals in incorporating their practices, and advising them on legal matters pertinent to their practices and personal affairs.

Malkit also advises clients in all areas of estate planning, including in the preparation of wills, enduring power of attorneys, personal directives and trusts. Recognizing the importance of tailoring each estate plan to the client's unique circumstances, Malkit takes an active interest in developing the right plan for each person and works closely with the client's other trusted advisors in structuring and implementing unique and individualized estate plans.

Malkit also advises executors named in wills about their rights, duties and obligations and frequently assists executors in applying for and obtaining the appropriate grants of probate. He recognizes that an executor's role in the estate administration process can be stressful and demanding, often requiring them to act during a time of great grief. He is sensitive to these challenges and works closely with executors throughout the process to ensure the efficient and timely administration of the estate.

Malkit has represented clients in contested estate matters, including will challenges, undue influence claims, family relief hearings and in removing trustees and executors. He has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta and has participated in matters before the Court of Appeal of the Northwest Territories and at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Malkit is an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association's Wills and Trusts section and is the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's Elder Law section.


Past Presentations

The following is a list of presentations, seminars or speaking engagements previously given by Malkit:

Wills Week 2014 Edmonton Community Foundation October 2014

Volunteer / Pro Bono

CBA Elder Law Subsection Chair 2014-Present
CBA Wills and Trusts Subsection Executive 2014-Present

Published Works


Summary of the Legislative Framework Governing Tissue and Organ Donation in Alberta Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal 2012

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Transactional and Corporate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
587 773 7181  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
University Attended:
University of Victoria, Bachelor of Commerce, 2001
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 2006
Year of First admission:
2007, Alberta

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association Member 2007-Present

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Matras Estate 2016 ABQB 728 Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta 2016; Williams v. O'Leary 2011 ABQB 229 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Fullowka v. Pinkertons of Canada 2010 SCC 5 Supreme Court of Canada 2010

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