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Alberta Expropriation Association 2020/2021 Executive

The Alberta Expropriation Association’s AGM was held on Friday, October 16th, 2020. We would like to thank Paul Barrette for his great work as President over the last two years and congratulations to our Executives for the upcoming term:


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.

Email: crystal@hawrylukvaluations.ca

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VP North

Greg Weber

Greg maintains a general practice with an emphasis on expropriation, civil litigation, construction law, and administrative law with Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP and will be joining the partnership in 2021. He has appeared before the Land Compensation Board on expropriation matters and been successful at all levels of court in Alberta, including Gaw v Yellowhead County, 2018 ABQB 271 which was selected for inclusion in the Thompson Reuters Construction Law Reports in recognition of its importance to construction law. Greg has also successfully argued novel expropriation issues before the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal of Alberta and his published research has also been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in the decision of Atlantic Lottery Corp Inc. v Babstock, 2020 SCC 19.

Email: gweber@rmrf.com

VP South

Sarah Quayle

Email: sarah.quayle@calgary.ca


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.

Email: cknude@serecon.ca

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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.

Email: brett@gettel.ca

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2020 Directors

  • Laura Dunham
  • Churyl Elgart
  • Jordan Gillespie
  • Tom Gould
  • Steve Lutes
  • Stacy McFarlane
  • Mark Poechman

Past President:

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.



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