Richard L. Dawson, Q.C.
Partner Emeritus | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9634

For more than 30 years, Rick has acted on many of the major commercial real estate projects in Alberta. He has had a broad range of experience in virtually all facets of real estate transactions, including commercial, industrial and shopping centre leasing, financings, acquisitions, dispositions, development and environmental law matters. These include office buildings, shopping centres, multi-family residential projects and industrial buildings.

Rick acts for major industrial and commercial developers and lenders to major development projects, including land assemblies, build-to-suit arrangements, subdivisions and major tenant leases. He also has extensive experience in resolving environmental law issues related to restructuring transactions, refinancings, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate and other commercial assets.


Rick is widely recognized as a leader in his profession:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Real Estate Law)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Repeatedly Recommended in Property Development)
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017

  • Who's Who of Legal: Canada 2017 (Real Estate)