Stringam LLP is a regional law firm driven to provide a competitive edge in the increasingly complex and interconnected province of Alberta. As the largest law firm outside of Calgary and Edmonton, Stringam LLP is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising solutions in new and innovative ways. Our clients benefit from a diverse team of legal professionals providing premium legal representation in multiple offices.
With a legacy of experience that dates back over 100 years and builds on the success of Stringam Denecky LLP and SGB Law LLP, our founding firms, we proudly tailor legal services to the needs of our clients throughout Alberta.
With offices located in Beaverlodge, Brooks, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Raymond, and Taber, our team has experience handling a variety of cases in all areas of law, from family and divorce to business, agriculture, and personal injury.
The two firms, now known collectively as Stringam LLP, saw an opportunity to do something innovative and unheard of in the legal industry. Stringam Denecky LLP and SGB Law LLP (previously known as Stefura, Greber & Beal LLP) merged in January 2016 and became the first client-driven law firm in Alberta to provide premium, tailored legal advice through expanded legal expertise outside of the two major cities in the province. Clients will be able to better take advantage of high-quality legal services without having to look to Calgary or Edmonton.
The inspiration behind the merger began with Stringam Denecky LLP. Since 1913 Stringam Denecky LLP has had a proud history in the Province of Alberta, originally operating as the combined law practices of David H. Elton, K.C. of Lethbridge, and Zebulon W. Jacobs, K.C. of Cardston.
Briant W. Stringam, who was admitted to the bar in 1946, later joined the practice and subsequently, we expanded through the additions of Steve Denecky, Q.C. (admitted to the bar in 1961) and Robert E. Baines, Q.C. (admitted to the bar in 1969).
Since 2003, Stringam Denecky LLP has nearly quadrupled in size, and has added three full time offices in Brooks, Fort McMurray, and Medicine Hat. In March 2014, the law firm moved into their new state of the art Lethbridge office.
It wasn’t until after they moved that Stringam Denecky LLP started the process of finding a law firm that wanted to unite forces with them. They are pleased to have found the right partner in SGB Law LLP, who has exhibited success in providing significant value for its’ strong client base in the Grande Prairie and Peace River region.
However, just before the merger between Stringam Denecky and SGB Law LLP, SGB saw an opportunity to merge with another successful law firm, Darryl Carter & Company. As Darryl Carter & Company became more successful in providing significant value to a strong client base of landowners across Alberta in Surface Rights, Darryl Carter was approached by SGB Law LLP to join their firm in November 2015.
SGB Law LLP primarily focused in the practice areas of real estate and corporate/commercial law, specifically in business transactions, asset sales and purchases, share sales, and corporate reorganization. Stringam Denecky LLP predominantly focused on civil litigation, family law, personal injury, wills and estates, real estate, and corporate/commercial law.
It became clear to both firms that a merger would create even more benefits for SGB clients in the area of litigation support, and even more benefits for Stringam Denecky clients in the areas of business and real estate. The combination of complimentary services and specialties allows the new firm to build upon the strengths of its founding firms and create a synergy, which will provide further depth and capacity to existing and potential clients across Alberta.
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