Wendi Crowe

PartnerMiller Thomson LLPCorporate and Private M&A

Wendi Crowe is a Business Lawyer and Partner in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson. Her practice focuses on tax, mergers & acquisitions, trusts and estate planning. Wendi advises clients at all stages of the business life cycle, including incorporation and initial ownership structure; shareholder and partnership agreements; compensation issues including employee profit-sharing plans and stock options; acquisitions and divestitures; estate freezes; and other restructuring. She prepares trusts for minors, spouses and dependent adults, Alberta-resident trusts, wills, powers of attorney and personal (health care) directives. Wendi advises individuals on owning U.S. property and planning for U.S. citizens and U.S. beneficiaries.

Wendi Crowe is a Business Lawyer and Partner in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson. Her practice focuses on tax, mergers & acquisitions, trusts and estate planning. Wendi advises clients at all stages of the business life cycle, including incorporation and initial ownership structure; shareholder and partnership agreements; compensation issues including employee profit-sharing plans and stock options; acquisitions and divestitures; estate freezes; and other restructuring. She prepares trusts for minors, spouses and dependent adults, Alberta-resident trusts, wills, powers of attorney and personal (health care) directives. Wendi advises individuals on owning U.S. property and planning for U.S. citizens and U.S. beneficiaries.

Her approach to transactions is practical and multi-faceted, addressing the operational, regulatory, tax, succession and estate planning issues facing individuals and family enterprises. Wendi has acted in both the acquisition and disposition of privately-held businesses in a broad range of industries such as construction, manufacturing, distribution, technology, consulting, aviation and service firms.

She uses a practical, holistic approach to assist owner-managers in achieving their business succession goals. Wendi has assisted numerous entrepreneurs in transferring their business to a new owner, to key employees or to family members. Wendi's clients include private and family enterprises, large and small, ranging from professional service firms to construction, manufacturing and technology companies. In addition, Wendi has extensive experience in probate and estate administration.

Education

  • University of Alberta, LL.B. , 1996
  • University of Alberta, B.Comm., 1992

Bar Admission

  • Alberta, 1997

Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association (includign the Tax Specialists, Business and Wills and Estates Sections)
  • Canadian Bar Association (including former Chair, Business Law Section)
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Society of Trust & Estate Planners
  • Edmonton Tax Lawyers & Accountants Discussion Group
  • Alberta Business Family Institute

Awards & Honours

  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV Rating, 2013
  • Horace Harvey Gold Medal in Law, University of Alberta, 1996
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2013–2014