As those in municipal service will attest, running a municipality is becoming more and more complex. From a legal perspective, the need to seek specialized outside advice is now all part of doing business. Enter DD West LLP – a progressive, cutting-edge law firm serving provincial departments, provincial crown corporations, municipalities, quasi-municipal entities and other public sector clients throughout Western Canada, Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario for over 30 years.

Their collective knowledge and experience makes DD West trusted advisors on a wide variety of municipal law related issues, including litigation and administrative law (appearing before tribunals) related to municipal law. They also provide public sector commercial advise on large and project-based matters such as environmental reviews, complex corporate structures, expropriations, and amalgamations. The firm has offices in four locations: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Regina, Saskatchewan, and Calgary and Airdrie in Alberta.

DD West Managing Partner (National), Orvel L. Currie, has a long history in government relations and a broad range of experience. He regularly advises governments and quasi-municipal entities on public policy issues and assists them through regulatory matters. Business View recently spoke with him about the current challenges facing municipalities in Canada today, regarding municipal law. His insights are enlightening, and well worth noting.