DARREN M. SMITS
(January 15, 1975 – May 20, 2020)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our partner and friend, Darren M. Smits.
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Dear clients and friends,
The COVID-19 virus, which has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, continues to spread in Canada and around the globe. Burstall LLP is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, clients and community as the impact of the COVID-19 continues to present new challenges to worldwide. We recognize your need for continued high quality counsel and services during this time and have implemented business continuity policies to ensure that we continue to operate with as little disruption as possible. We are working hard to ensure that you have all the necessary resources, and that we continue to provide you with effective and efficient service.
We have implemented a number of measures in our office to ensure everyone’s health and well-being through this outbreak. Specifically, we have taken the following steps:
We will continue to monitor updates provided by Alberta Health Services and the World Health Organization and will act in accordance with all new information and guidance from health authorities.
These measures will ensure we are able to continue to provide the highest level of client service while ensuring the health and well-being our staff, clients and community. We are committed to remaining responsive to our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We also understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on business and the markets in which our clients operate. Our expertise can help you navigate the legal and business implications of COVID-19 and manage the issues it presents. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to discuss any areas of concern.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or contact any of our professionals directly.
Darren Smits and Douglas McCartney
We know business. We have implemented a fresh forward-thinking approach that differentiates us from any prior experience you may have had with other law firms. We’re markedly different because we:
Deploy our team of experts from our locations across the country to develop innovative strategies predicated on accomplishing a well-defined mission in a critical path time frame.
Concentrate on developing fast-track solutions rather than dragging matters out. Your goal is to be back in charge of what you do well. Our objective is to ensure you are leading your company by focusing your energy, time, and resources on your business agenda to market your brand instead of fighting a rear guard action. See us as part of your team rather than acting out of self-interest.
Rely upon a business model formulated on ‘low overhead’. We avoided creating unnecessary bricks and mortar infrastructure or replicating identical units of skill sets in our locations. We don’t over lawyer. We see ourselves as a special forces unit able to dispatch its members to the field to get the job done. Your expectation is to acquire the best intellectual capital. We’re not out to impress you with anything more than our talent.
Partner with you to achieve your success by offering a variety of innovative flexible billing arrangements to support your end game. We share your interests. We understand the value of money, the importance of cost-certainty, and the need to avoid surprises resulting from unpredictable spikes in fees.
The combined strengths gained from the creation of our national boutique law firm allows us to provide entrepreneurs and business leaders with the following legal advisory services:
Our Commitment: In all subject matter areas, we pledge to provide our clients with innovative and strategic counsel to eliminate constraints and barriers and which allow you a more comprehensive way of managing your risk and achieving your business goals.
Our Vision: Our team of award-winning lawyers excels at applying its collective legal and business acumen to identify innovative and forward thinking approaches for business leaders.
Our Mission: We implement our vision by listening to our clients and offering strategic counsel that helps them manage risk, reach their business goals and accomplish their ambitions.
Our Values: We define our firm by our integrity and trust that allows us to relinquish personal constraints and focus our skills on delivering services and products that far surpass client expectations.
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