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SID J. KOBEWKA, BA, LL.B, LL.M

LAWYER

PROFILE

Sid has practiced law for over 30 years assisting clients with a variety of legal matters. He has a particular interest in helping clients reach agreements and settlements that best meet their needs and that promote healthy relationships with their family members and business partners.

Sid received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 1975 and completed a Law degree from the same university in 1981. He has a general practice of law and has extensive experience with litigation, family law, personal injury, real estate and corporate and commercial law.

In 2009 Sid received a Master’s of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall at York University in Toronto. Sid is a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer and his education has had a strong influence on all areas of his practice. Sid advocates for his clients and gives them the knowledge and guidance they need to have confidence in their decisions.

 

Sid is a member of a number of the following associations in Alberta:

  • Member and Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Estates subsection

  • Member and Past Chair of the Edmonton Collaborative Family Law Association

  • Provincial Court Civil Division Mediator

  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Member of the Edmonton Estate Planning Counsel

  • Member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyer's Association

  • Child Support Resolution Officer

  • Sessional Lecturer at the University of Alberta teaching Mediation Advocacy

PRACTICE AREAS

Family Law

Collaborative Family Law & Mediation

Mediation & Arbitration

Will & Estate Planning

Administration of Estates

Litigation

Corporate Law

Real Estate


EDUCATION

Osgood Hall Law School (York University)

  • Master's of Law (LLM), Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2009

University of Alberta

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), 1981

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology, 1975

BAR ADMISSION
Law Society of Alberta (Active Member), 1982

MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

  • Member

Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association (CDAA)

  • Member

Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals (Edmonton)

  • Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer

LORRAINE A. STARK

LAWYER

PROFILE

Lorraine provides the opportunity for clients to reach amicable settlements to legal disputes through the non-adversarial models of collaborative practice law and mediation. She empowers clients to create solutions that promote harmony, peace, and recovery, so that they can move forward with their lives.

Lorraine is a pioneer and champion in the field of collaborative law. As one of the first collaborative practice lawyers in Alberta, she has extensive experience and training.

Lorraine’s education makes her uniquely suited for collaborative law. She has degrees in law and in family studies, certificates in conflict management and parenting coordination, and is a registered family mediator. This background provides her with insightful and practical expertise in legal family matters.

Lorraine does high-caliber work. Through an attentive, intuitive, and thorough approach, she provides clients with quality representation and advice.

Ultimately, Lorraine makes clients feel comfortable and at ease. By leveraging her education, experience, and community involvement, she understands the added dimension of emotional pain suffered by those during a period of turmoil in their lives.

PRACTICE AREAS

Collaborative Family Law & Mediation

Will & Estate Planning

Administration of Estates

Real Estate


EDUCATION
University of Alberta

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), 1994

  • Bachelor of Science (HEc), Family Studies, 1976


BAR ADMISSION
Law Society of Alberta (Active Member), 1995

CREDENTIALS
Alberta Arbitration & Mediation Society, 2011

Alberta Family Mediation

  • Certificate in Parenting Coordination, 2013

  • Registered Family Mediator Designation, 2012

MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS 

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

  • Member

Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association (CDAA)

  • Member

Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals (Edmonton)

  • Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer

Alberta Family Mediation Society

  • Registered Family Mediator 

SUPPORT STAFF

TRUDY BARONE

Legal Assistant

Will & Estates, Corporate Law, Litigation

TAYLYN THIBODEAU

Legal Assistant

Family Law, Mediation, Collaborative

KEIRAN ELICKSEN

Legal Assistant

Real Estate, Litigation, Family Law