Roy Boettger, QC, is a Calgary-based lawyer and senior figure in Field’s Wills, Estates and Trusts practice group. Roy’s clients are typically based in Calgary and the surrounding area, but he also has experience providing counsel to clients located in other Canadian provinces and territories who have personal financial interests based in Alberta. Roy’s practice serves families and individuals in the development and updating of their estate planning arrangements, or to resolve issues which may have arisen from an existing estate planning or estate administration process.
Bringing more than 40 years of experience to clients of the firm, Roy is called on by families and individuals to assist in making the critical plans necessary to preserve and protect their wealth and ensure an effective transfer of wealth while mitigating against potential planning challenges such as spendthrift beneficiaries, future matrimonial breakdowns, estate and trust litigation and other estate-related matters. As asset protection considerations remain at the forefront of many Albertan’s minds, Roy remains vigilant regarding potential provincial and federal legislation changes which could impact families and their own individual wealth-transfer processes. Roy was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1992.
As a well-respected practitioner in the area of wills, trusts and estates, Roy has cultivated productive, positive relationships with his peers on both sides of the negotiating table – ultimately adding value for his own clients through his ability to maintain amicable relations throughout a dispute resolution process. Because Roy understands that no two families are the same and that personal situations and intentions vary widely, he regularly provides clients with a variety of potential solutions for their issue.
Clients come to Roy for complex, estate and trust-related issues such as:
- Estate planning, including complex planning for high net worth families and individuals
- Estate litigation
- Dispute resolution
- Estate administration
- All matters relating to trusts
- Asset protection strategy development
Roy’s extensive community involvement reflects his deep dedication to continuously enriching his community. Through relationship building and a sustained commitment, he uses his experience in service of others. Roy’s community involvement extends to Board posting on a number of prominent charitable and community-focused organizations in the city, including The Calgary Foundation – where he served as Chairman, the Calgary Rotary Clubs Foundation – where he also served as Chairman and the The Rotary Club of Calgary, Downtown – where he served as President. Roy’s current Board postings include the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the McMahon Stadium Society. Roy also spent many years as an instructor for the Alberta Bar Admissions Course and lecturer for the Legal Education Society of Alberta.