Brian Curial is a corporate commercial lawyer, and Partner in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson. He has developed a broad and varied law practice in over 27 years as a practicing lawyer.
Brian's law practice has an emphasis on defending individuals from professional conduct complaints, assisting the health industry as well as assisting both public and private sector clients as a trusted advisor with strategic initiatives, general legal advice, litigation management, risk management, negotiating and drafting agreements, and general corporate/commercial advice respecting the activities his clients engage in.
Brian's practice focuses on advising his clients on a diverse range of legal issues they face and providing them with professional advice in the operation and governance of their organizations and in advocating on their behalf before government and administrative tribunals. He regularly advises his clients on a large variety of corporate, commercial and regulatory issues including governance, succession planning, acquisitions and dispositions, non-profit law, real estate, regulatory compliance, policy development, financing, leasing, contracts, confidentiality, anti-spam, privacy and freedom of information.
Brian is a senior member of Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Practice Group, one of the largest groups of health law advisors in Canada. He acts as general counsel to a number of professional colleges and associations and is actively involved with several professions under the Health Professions Act. Brian has assisted a number of health professions in obtaining free-standing legislation during his career, as well as pursuing a number of initiatives for professional associations under the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act.
Prior to his legal career, Brian worked for over a decade in the real estate, finance and land development industries. Brian has published in trade journals and regularly presents articles on professional liability and professional conduct. In addition, Brian has lectured in the area of professional responsibility at the University of Alberta Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and also to various professional and regulatory colleges.
Brian strives to provide pragmatic advice and offer effective solutions to his clients