Cooper Regel

Cooper Regel is a member of the Masuch Albert Law Firm operating from our Sherwood Park, Yellowknife and Rankin Inlet offices. We specialize in Aboriginal Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Administrative and Tribunal Law, Residential School and Abuse Claims.

Meet our team:

Steven Cooper

A former resident of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Steven Cooper articled in Hay River, NWT and practiced there for eight years at the start of his legal career. Since moving to Alberta in 1997, he has traveled, practiced, and worked extensively in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. As a member of the Baxter National Class Action consortium, Steve was part of the committee that helped to negotiate the $5 billion national Residential School settlement.
Steve has lectured for the Legal Education Society of Alberta and the American Bar Association. He was editor-in-chief of the Nunavut Bar Admission course materials, a member of the Editorial Board of NWT Reports, and Chairperson of the Legal Services Board of the NWT. In 2010, Steve was appointed Chair of the Indigenous Rights Committee of the International Bar Association. Steve has argued before all courts in Alberta, the NWT, and the Nunavut Court of Justice.
Steve is a volunteer with the Edmonton Radial Railway Society, a longstanding member of the Elite Tae Kwon Do club in Sherwood Park, and an active contributor in local schools doing educational presentations about Nunavut.

Alan Regel

After graduating from Law at the University of Saskatchewan 1985, Alan Regel started his career in private practice in Yellowknife specializing in civil and criminal litigation. In 1992, he joined Justice Canada’s Yellowknife
Regional Office as a criminal prosecutor. Two years later, he was appointed Civil Group Head for Justice Canada in the Northwest Territories and
Nunavut where he worked on civil litigation, environmental prosecutions, and several high profile criminal cases. Alan served as the vice-president of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories, president of the NWT Defense Lawyer’s Association.
After a career hiatus to pursue his passion for car restoration, Alan joined the team of lawyers working on the Newfoundland and Labrador Residential School Class in 2015. Alan has a keen interest in aboriginal and treaty rights and continues to assist abuse survivors in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. He is an active member of the Admissions Committee of the Northwest Territories Law Society.
Alan enjoys karate, hockey, restoring classic cars, and woodworking. Alan and Maureen, his wife of over 35 years, live in Sherwood Park where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Patrick Smith

Patrick graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta in 1996. After litigating and gaining experience in other firms, he answered the call of the North in early 2000, and then found himself in Rankin Inlet on the shores of Hudson Bay, plying his legal services as a lawyer for the wonderful people of Nunavut.
Patrick was the Executive Director of the Legal Services Board of Nunavut from 2003-2007, where he oversaw administrative, operational and financial aspects of the Legal Aid Plan in Nunavut. He is Past-President of the Law Society of Nunavut, Past-Chairperson of the Law Foundation of Nunavut and the past Nunavut Representative for the Federation of Law Societies.
Patrick is a highly experienced litigator and criminal defence lawyer with considerable background in civil practice.  He travels widely and often in the territory, which offers the ability to meet face-to- face with many of our clients. When not in the North, he enjoys spending time in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario.

Mary Grzybowska
Student-at- Law

Mary is a Student-at- Law in our Sherwood Park office. She graduated from the top law school in Poland, with a combined JD and LLM in civil law. In Poland she practiced Intellectual Property law with the Modrzejewski I Wspolnicy Law Firm. She defended her thesis on “Contribution In Kind Of Chosen Intangible Property Rights”. After moving to Canada in 2013, she worked as a paralegal and completed the Federation of Law Societies’ National Committee of Accreditation program at University of Alberta Law School permitting her to practise law in a common law jurisdiction. Her main focus is civil litigation, criminal law and immigration.
Mary enjoys playing tennis, guitar, as well as arts and crafts.

Karie Bell
Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Karie is experienced in civil and commercial litigation, insurance defence, IP litigation, sexual and other abuse claims, Residential School Claims, personal injury litigation and numerous other litigation processes. She has assisted in matters before all levels of court within Ontario, Alberta, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, including appellate matters at both the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court.
She assists in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial, including organization and analysis of case material, large-scale document production, pre-trial preparation and in-courtroom trial support. She is also actively involved in the office administration.
Karie has had the great honor and opportunity to assist indigenous peoples with the Residential Schools Class Action, Relocation matters, 60s scoop, and other litigious matters.
She is a Commissioner of Oaths in Alberta and Northwest Territories and is a Notary Public for Nunavut.
Karie is coffee connoisseur, reality show amateur, and wine advocate. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Anita Stewart
Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Anita is an intermediate Legal Assistant and a graduate of the LA program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB. She started her career in Real Estate, only to realize that was not for her. She moved on to civil litigation, gaining experience in personal injury, builders liens, Wills and Estate, sexual abuse claims, criminal and recently the 60’s Scoop class action, which is where she has found her niche.
She has assisted in matters within Alberta, Nunavut and Northwest Territories and is a Commissioner of Oaths in and for Alberta.
Anita is a long distance trail runner, amateur carpenter and gospel singer. She loves of books of all genres, wine and yummy food, especially when other people cook.

Jacqueline Ruiz
Legal Assistant

Jacqueline enjoys the challenges that Real Estate and Litigation cases bring. She is methodical, detailed and truly loves and cares about her quality of her world, which includes her work in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys travel and new adventures across the globe.

Kelly Martin
Corporate Paralegal, Yellowknife NWT

Kelly is the Corporate Paralegal in the Yellowknife office providing support to lawyers in relation to business incorporation, amalgamation, amendment, continuance, dissolution, revival and extra-provincial registration. She conducts due diligence reviews of minute books and prepares reports on deficiencies, and also prepares all delinquent resolutions and filings. In addition, she handles the annual maintenance of corporate clients’ minute books and filings.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and son and likes to travel from the cold north to the exotic south – Alberta!

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Yellowknife Office
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5016 - 47 Street, Box 383
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N3

1 (867) 920-4000
1 (867) 920-7389 (fax only)

9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday

9:00 am - 3: 00pm
Friday

Weekends and Holidays - Closed

Sherwood Park Office
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77 Chippewa Road
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 6J7

(780) 570-8448
(780) 570-8467 (fax only)

8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 3:00pm
Friday

Weekends and Holidays - Closed

Edmonton Office
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4528 - 99 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5H5

(780) 452-6800
(780) 484-6535 (fax only)

8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 3:00 pm
Friday

Weekends and Holidays - Closed

Calgary Office
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209,10836 - 24 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4C9

(403) 543-1100
(403) 543 1111 (fax only)

8:30am - 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday
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Friday