Our People

Ted Coderre

 

Ted is a corporate commercial and real estate lawyer practising in Calgary, Alberta, as a partner with the Small Business Legal Centre (SBLC). Prior to co-founding SBLC Ted was in-house counsel for the City of Calgary acting in major projects, finance, contracts, construction, information technology, regulatory and corporate governance matters.

While practising law in Alberta since 1998, Ted has gained valuable experience including:

  • Residential and commercial real estate purchases, sales, & refinances
  • Corporate and other structures for business operations, real estate investing and risk management
  • Residential and commercial construction
  • Leases, Options to Purchase, Rights of First Refusal, and other interests in land
  • Wills & Estates
  • Trusts
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Corporate and commercial matters including asset or share purchases & sales and Unanimous Shareholder’s Agreements

Ted’s practice over the last several years has focused primarily on real estate, corporate and commercial matters including risk management and asset protection. He has detailed knowledge of the construction industry and a wide scope of commercial transactions. Ted is a member of Calgary Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association.


Thomas Thurmeier

 

Thomas is a corporate commercial and real estate lawyer practising in Calgary, Alberta, as a partner with the Small Business Legal Centre (SBLC). Prior to co-founding SBLC Thomas was in private practice and in-house counsel for the City of Calgary acting in litigation, land and development, real estate, and commercial leasing.

After practicing law in Alberta since 1998, Thomas has a varied experience including:

  • Purchase & Sale of Businesses
  • Employment Agreements, Independent Contractors, & Customer Agreements
  • Corporate & other structures including for the purpose of investing in real estate
  • Residential & commercial real estate purchases, sales, & refinances
  • Acting for private lenders & real estate investors
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Leases, Options to Purchase, Rights of First Refusal, & other interests in land
  • Wills & Estates
  • Land Development
  • Corporate & commercial matters including Unanimous Shareholder’s Agreements, Options, & Buyouts

Thomas’ practice over the last several years has focused primarily on real estate, corporate and commercial matters including the typical concerns of real estate investors in starting, building, and protecting their portfolio of assets. In particular Thomas has acted for numerous individuals and entities who wish to invest in real estate in one form or another with an emphasis on the structure of the portfolio and any specific transaction.


Sarah Anning

 

Sarah joined Small Business Legal Centre as the firm’s first articled student in 2015. Prior to working at SBLC, Sarah studied law at the University of Victoria, and volunteered her time with a number of legal aid programs. Upon completing her articles with SBLC in 2016, Sarah was very pleased to stay on with the firm. Sarah practices in the areas of corporate commercial, real estate, and wills and estates law. She has experience in a wide range of legal matters and will be pleased to assist clients with:

  • Drafting wills, testamentary trusts, enduring powers of attorney and personal directives;
  • Estate administration for uncontested estates;
  • Corporate matters including purchasing or selling a business, structuring a business start-up, contract review (lease, franchise, independent contractor, non-competition, intellectual property), drafting contracts for clients’ customers, employees, contractors and suppliers, website terms of use, joint venture agreements and shareholder agreements; and
  • Real estate purchase, sale, and refinance transactions.

Sarah has a genuine interest in helping her clients achieve their goals in business and estate planning. She takes pride in creating individualized commercial contracts and estate planning documents to suit her clients’ legal needs. Sarah is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.