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Collin May
Senior Counsel
Collin May
Collin May

Calgary

PHONE

Direct: 587.324.2034

Main: 403.245.0111

Mailing Address

2300, 520 - 5th Avenue SW

Calgary , AB , Canada

T2P 3R7


Assistant

Corrine Smorhay

Direct: 403.541.5276

Email: csmorhay@ddwestllp.com

Collin May
Senior Counsel
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Collin is a private wealth and corporate services lawyer specializing in estate planning and administration, corporate and commercial transactions, and corporate governance and risk management. Collin also specializes in municipal law and agricultural law. Prior to joining DD West, Collin worked for large and medium-sized firms in Toronto and Calgary, as well as operating a solo practice focusing on estate planning and succession.

Collin’s wills and estates practice includes advising clients on estate planning, family business succession planning, farm and agricultural succession, and drafting family and inter-vivos trusts. On the corporate side, his work focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, as well as advising corporate boards and directors on governance issues, directors’ duties and liabilities, and matters related to enterprise risk management. Collin acts for municipal corporations on a range of matters including land transfers, development and planning, annexation, and municipal governance.

In addition to his legal practice, Collin served on the Board of Directors of Farm Credit Canada from 2013 to 2017 and was a representative of the federal Minister of Justice on the Alberta Judicial Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2016.  Collin currently serves as a commissioner of the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

EDUCATION

  • Dalhousie Law School, LLB, 2009
  • Ecole des hautes etudes en science sociales, Paris, DEA, 2003
  • Harvard University, MTS, 1995
  • University of Alberta, BA, 1992

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2010
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Alberta Lawyer Indemnity Association (ALIA)
  • Canadian Anti-Money Laundering Institute
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