Alberta Expropriation Association 2020 Executive


Paul Barrette

Paul Barrette is an expropriation lawyer. He defends landowners’ property rights in forcible takings of land by governments and industry. He has acted extensively in both land compensation and surface rights settings. He also practices commercial litigation including director and shareholder disputes, corporate governance issues and civil fraud. He has appeared in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Provincial Court, the Federal Court and before various boards and tribunals.

VP North

Crystal Hawryluk

As a Chartered Business Valuator and President of Hawryluk Valuations, Crystal has over fifteen years of experience providing business valuation and litigation support services. Her valuation expertise includes valuations for expropriation matters, corporate tax planning purposes, purchase or sale of a business, shareholder and partnership disputes, and matrimonial matters. Crystal also has experience in the preparation of loss quantification reports for litigation support purposes with a focus on business losses arising from expropriation. Crystal has appeared as an expert witness at the Alberta Land Compensation Board and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.


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VP South

Sarah Quayle


Brett Coley

Brett Coley, partner with Gettel Appraisals Ltd., is an appraiser with the AACI designation and has 15 years of practice in the real estate industry. Brett has conducted appraisals and related assignments and provided expert opinion evidence on properties across Alberta and in Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. He has extensive experience across all real estate sectors completing assignments for a variety of purposes with a focus on litigation, surface rights, and expropriation.


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Courtney Knude

Courtney Knude has over 20 years of experience in the real estate appraisal industry focusing primarily on the appraisal of rural property. Courtney obtained her AACI designation in 2001 and has prepared reports on a wide variety of properties including farm land, ranch land, future development sites, recreational properties, acreages, equestrian properties and intensive livestock operations. Courtney’s reports have been prepared for expropriation purposes, the Surface Rights Board, the Ecological Gift Program, foreclosure purposes, divorce proceedings, financing and estate and tax settlement. Courtney has appeared as an expert witness for the Surface Rights Board and the Court of Queen’s Bench.


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2020 Directors

Tom Gould

Tom Gould is a lawyer with the City of Calgary where he worked in 2011-12 and has resumed his role from 2016 to the present. He graduated from the University of Calgary Law School in 1985 and the first file on which he worked on entering private practice that year turned out to be the important decision of the Alberta Land Compensation Board in Hat Development Ltd. v. City of Medicine Hat. For most of his career, Tom worked in private practice focusing on expropriation and aboriginal law, with the two finally converging when he represented the Tsuut’ina Nation in helping formulate the landmark agreement with the Province of Alberta for the purchase of Nation reserve lands for the southwest Calgary transportation and utility corridor. Tom has had the opportunity to act for both owners and expropriating authorities, including the Province of Alberta and the cities of Calgary and Medicine Hat, in relation to many expropriation issues. He was a founding member of the Alberta Expropriation Association in 1988 and drafted the Association’s initial articles and bylaws. Over the course of his 35 years in practice, he has acted at various times as the Association’s President, Vice-President South and Secretary, and was the founding editor of and a primary contributor to the Association’s former newsletter, The Expropriation Digest. Tom has frequently presented papers at the Association’s annual fall conferences on various expropriation topics, and in particular on the subject of legislative reform of Alberta’s Expropriation Act. At present, in addition to acting as counsel on various expropriation files at the City of Calgary, Tom is preparing a comprehensive proposal to amend and update the Expropriation Act.


Laura Dunham

Jordan Gillespie

Steve Lutes

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