Malcolm Pritchard

Malcolm Pritchard

mpritchard@pritchardandco.com
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Working to make the future more positive for businesses and families, Malcolm Pritchard offers unequalled depth in estate planning and administration, and corporate law. For more than 35 years he has been helping clients plan for the continuation of a family business, and the transfer of wealth and property to the next generation while keeping families intact.

Malcolm understands the complex nature of estate planning, often involving family dynamics and competing interests. He is adept at devising solutions that balance the overlapping needs of family, business and employees. Promoting an interdisciplinary approach, Malcolm includes accountants and financial planners to offer their expertise. Malcolm’s goal is to guide decisions that benefit all of the stakeholders while securing the estate and the future.

Joining Pritchard & Company LLP as an associate in 1978, Malcolm became a partner in 1980. His preferred areas of practice are life planning (wills), estate administration, agri-business law and business law. He received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.


Degrees

JD, University of Saskatchewan

Education

1973 – 1976 Faculty of Law, University of Saskatchewan
1971 – 1973 University of Alberta

Continuing Education

Advanced Training in Collaborative Law
Advanced Training in Interest Based Negotiation
Level II Mediation Certificate – Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society


Professional Activities and Memberships
  • Member of Law Society of Alberta
  • Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Past Member of Alberta Surrogate Court Rules Committee
  • Member of Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of Medicine Hat & Brooks Bar Association
  • Member of Medicine Hat Network of Business Professionals
  • Past President and Secretary Treasurer of Medicine Hat & Brooks Bar Association
  • 2011 Presenter at Legal Education Society of Alberta seminar – new Alberta
  • AdultGuardianship and Trusteeship Act
  • 2008 Presenter at Legal Education Society of Alberta seminar – 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Estate Issues
  • 2007 Presenter at Legal Education Society of Alberta seminar – Should Probate Be Avoided?
  • 2004 Chairperson at Legal Education Society of Alberta conference – Farm and Ranch Institute
  • 1996 Member of Planning Committee and Session Chair at Legal Education Society of Alberta conference – Wills, Estates & Elder Law
  • 1994 Presenter at Medicine Hat College Community Education conference – Empowering Older Adults for a Safer Tomorrow
  • 1994 – 1997 Director of Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • 1987 Seminar instructor of Canadian Bar Association – Wills & Estates
  • 1987 – 1989 Instructor of Alberta Real Estate Association
Community Activities
  • Regular public speaking in Medicine Hat and area on Estate Planning, Estate
  • Administration and Business Law
  • Legal Brief Column writer for the Medicine Hat News
  • Legal Brief Column writer for the Brooks Bulletin
  • Past Board Chair of Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church
  • Past Counsellor of Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church, Hi-C Teen Group
  • Coach Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association
  • Coach Medicine Hat Soccer Association
  • Chair Road Race Committee Medicine Hat News/Family Y Father’s Day Fun Run
  • Provincial Soccer Referee
  • President Medicine Hat Soccer Referees Association