About

At Quarry Park Law we pride ourselves on our client centric approach to the law. Helping you understand the law as it affects your family and business is our goal. We also want to take the time to understand your individual situation and craft a solution that works best for you. Together we can work towards the best possible result for you and your business.

Our lawyers are highly skilled from decades of experiences in corporate and commercial law. We focus on business law, cannabis law, dispute resolution, personal injury, real estate, wills and estates, criminal defence and family law. If you would like to discuss your situation or goals, we would be happy to arrange a consultation over the phone or at our office.

Alexander M. Kooiman

Barrister & Solicitor

Alex has counseled the construction industry in Calgary for over a decade with expertise in advising developers on project contract formation, representing contractors regarding Builders’ Lien disputes, advising sureties on bond matters and advising consultants on proper role on the construction project. He has represented clients at all levels of Court in Nova Scotia and Alberta and has appeared before numerous administrative tribunals. When he’s not working, you’ll find Alex volunteering as an instructor for the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education. Alex is also a member of the Calgary Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, and the Law Society of Alberta.

Contact Alex
alex@quarryparklaw.com
(587) 430-0920

Jonathan M. Ablett

Barrister & Solicitor

Jon is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer. Over the years, Jon has acted as counsel on a number of matters, including:

  • corporate mergers, acquisitions, and transactions valued at up to $60 million;
  • tax-driven rollovers and asset reorganization;
  • tax objections to the Canada Revenue Agency;
  • executive employment and termination packages;
  • employment stock option plans;
  • commercial real estate development;
  • regulatory conformity within the cannabis industry and others;
  • professional corporations and estate planning.

Community, pro-bono and volunteer work:

Jon is the author of the Small Business Toolkit, a valuable publication full of information for any small or privately held business, available without charge on request. Before his career in law, Jon obtained his multi-IFR Commercial Pilot License in 2006. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, running, cycling, and skiing.

Contact Jon
jon@quarryparklaw.com
(587) 430-0921

Alya M. Nazarali

Barrister & Solicitor

Before joining Quarry Park Law, Alya practiced with a criminal defence firm in
Edmonton and then moved to Husky Oil’s in-house counsel group in Calgary. She
has previously appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and has
successfully represented her clients in a wide range of cases. Bringing her
valued skills to QPL, Alya recognizes that legal issues can be overwhelming and
can impact both your personal and professional life. Upfront and direct, she is
able to talk to you in a language you understand, offering professional and
knowledgeable advice after a meticulous review of your case.

As a seasoned litigator, Alya has considerable trial and negotiation experience
and will guide you through every step of your matter, both inside and outside
the courtroom. Drawing on her multi-faceted legal background, Alya is able to
offer practical and focused legal solutions to the challenges faced by our
clients. With her strong work ethic, strategic thinking and personable approach,
Alya is committed to advancing our clients’ interests and being a long term
partner in their success.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defence Law
  • Family Law
  • Corporate Commercial/Business Law

Alya volunteers as a pro-bono lawyer with Calgary Legal Guidance and the Calgary Drop-in Centre.

Contact Alya
alya@quarryparklaw.com
(587) 430-0924

Greg C. Miller

Barrister & Solicitor

Greg has been practising civil litigation in Alberta over 20 years. His practice has been near-exclusive to representing injury victims and families of wrongful death victims. He’s successfully settled hundreds of such claims.

His strengths in representing injury victims include:

  • extensive knowledge of personal injury practise, medical conditions and insurance issues;
  • extensive knowledge and experience in valuing client’s claims;
  • knowledgeable of income and business loss evaluations and calculations; and
  • proven courtroom skills and experience.

Greg has trial experience and reported decisions from numerous court applications he’s argued. He’s represented clients at over 60 mediations, most of which brought successful resolutions to their claims. Greg has also litigated commercial disputes including sale of goods disputes and construction claims. Greg grew up in Calgary, attended U of C and then UBC where he obtained a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics. Before becoming a lawyer, he was 7 years a nuclear engineer in Ontario, after which he obtained his law degree from University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1994. He’s an active member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, a professional association promoting injury victims’ rights.

Greg lives in Southeast Calgary. He enjoys renovating his house and maintaining and riding his motorcycle and bicycle. In his other “spare” time he’s been active with Acadia Community Association events and has participated in the Telus Ride for Dad every year since 2015.

Contact Greg
greg@quarryparklaw.com
(587) 430-0923

 

Ashley France

Paralegal

Ashley joined the legal industry in 2011 and received her Paralegal Associates Degree in 2012 from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Ashley graduated with Honours. Since becoming a Paralegal, Ashley has specialized in multiple areas of law with a primary focus in civil litigation, corporate law, family law and criminal law.

Ashley provides legal assistance to the firm’s lawyers by drafting pleadings and Lists of Documents, assisting in document review, drafting court applications, preparing settlement documentation, forming, maintaining and dissolving different types of businesses, creating organizational documents, including articles of incorporation or dissolution, and stock certificates, drafting contracts, creating and distributing annual reports/returns, assisting with documents required by regulatory bodies, responding to requests for information, and performing legal research. Ashley is knowledgeable with the stages of the criminal prosecution process and has a passion for criminal law. Ashley is also familiar with the Alberta Rules of Court, which assists her in preparing the necessary legal documents at various stages of each case.  Further, she reviews client disclosure and assists in building a defence for each case, as well as providing a supportive role in all aspects of file management and organization.

Ashley has substantive legal responsibilities that let lawyers devote more time to counseling their clients and making appearances in court.

Ashley is a Level 2 Accredited User of CORES (Corporate Registry) and is a former Director and Secretary of the Calgary SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Society.

Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, remaining active in her local community and riding horses, competitively.  Prior to her legal career, Ashley worked in the customer service industry.  Born and raised in Calgary, Ashley is a strong advocate for our City and she is proud of where she comes from.

Contact Ashley
ashley@quarryparklaw.com
(587) 430-0925

Client Testimonials

We worked with Jon Ablett. In addition to being prompt, flexible, and organized, he did a great job of explaining the legal details of all our cases. The service we receive from Jon Ablett and Quarry Park Law is consistently thorough and efficient. The staff have been a pleasure to work with and we would recommend them for real estate and business law in particular.

Robin C.

Had the pleasure of working with Alya Nazareli, she was timely and always on top of things. In the end she got me exactly the result I requested... plus more.. great work Alya, I truly appreciate your hard work and dedication to my matter.

Levi B.

Recently worked with Alya. I was extremely impressed with the results we got. She was very accommodating and very patient with all my questions. Will definitely come back for any future legal needs.

Matt D.

Great corporate lawyer team! Friendly, knowledgeable, and takes the time to get to know their clients before the $ clock starts.

List Auto

Was referred here by legal aid but very impressed. Very efficient, will use them again for legal needs.

Alison J.

Professional and effective service. I would like to take this chance to thank Alex for legal advise on a business matter & Jonathan for the smooth transition on the sale and purchase of our homes and coming all the way to Edmonton!
Quarry Park Lawyers made me impressed by how professional and knowledgeable they are. I highly recommend this firm, whether it's a real estate matter or a business (corporate) matter. Again, thank you Alex & Jonathan!

Michelle P.

Jon was always prompt in his response time. He displayed high level of knowledge and professionalism in dealing with both our real estate transactions as well as our corporation. Thank you!

Raegan T.

Very helpful. Friendly and professional service. Thank you.

Ange L.

This is the third time I've used Jonathan Ablett for buying or selling a house. The first time was three and a half years ago, then this past month he helped with the home we sold and then the house we just bought. He is very professional, makes an effort to have a flexible schedule, always works in your best interest, and will answer every question you have. I recommend him to anyone requiring a lawyer for property reasons.

Jordan M.

I wish to acknowledge the professionalism, and support that we have received from Alya Nazarali.  Alya was there to educate and advise us each step of the way in our legal matters.  I appreciated the way Alya took the time to understand our situation and built our case by negotiating, and mediating positively on my behalf with a purpose to continually move progress forward.  I recommend Alya and Quarry Park Law to anyone seeking fair and professional legal representation with family law matters.

Nicola P.

Jon at QPL was very helpful with the closing of my house sale - very efficient!

Marlisa A.