Calgary (November 4, 2013) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP congratulates Calgary partner Melanie McDonald on being named to the “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine on November 1st. This award honours Calgarians under the age of 40, who have raised the profile of the city through their commitment to professional excellence and community involvement.

“Melanie is dedicated to helping her clients, and in many cases with difficult and challenging decisions,” said Pat Lindsay, partner and member of the Firm’s Calgary Management Committee. “She does this with thoughtfulness and consideration. She brings a level of personal service that is unparalleled, rivalled only by her dedication to making a difference in the community. We are proud of her accomplishments.”

Melanie is a member of the Firm’s Tax/Wealth Management Group. Her practice involves assisting business owners, executives and other clients with their personal tax, estate and business planning, as well as assisting with charitable giving and inter-provincial and international planning matters.

She is also well versed in assisting executors, beneficiaries and other family members with estate administration issues, probate and resolving estate and related business disputes.

Melanie obtained her LLB, from the University of Manitoba in 1999, and also holds a BA from the University of Winnipeg. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001 and Alberta Bar in 2007. In November 2012, she received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, which is awarded by the Premier of Alberta to “outstanding Albertans/Canadians” for “service, excellence and community involvement.”

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