What We Do

Our practice teams reflect the many years of experience and the expertise of our lawyers. We have built these teams for serving the legal needs of a broad range of individuals and businesses.

Practice areas of expertise:

  • Wills and Estates
  • Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Real Estate and Conveyancing
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Energy

We invite you to explore these teams and learn about the work that we do.  If you think that you have a legal matter that we can help you with, we invite you to contact one of our team members.

A Team Approach

Our lawyers, paralegals, and administrative staff work in concert to provide effective and prompt service. Every member of our firm is fully engaged in serving our clients within their area of capability and expertise. Clients know that they can contact our team members for assistance at any time.

Wills & Estates

Karen M. Rackel, KC, is one of the leading Wills and Estates practitioners in the province of Alberta. An up-to-date estate plan is the best gift which an individual can give to his or her family. We develop estate plans which include Wills, Enduring Power of Attorneys, Personal Directives, Supported Decision-Making Forms and Inter Vivos Trusts. We work collaboratively with financial advisers to determine the goals, and decide the process by which these goals can be achieved, taking into consideration the costs and complexity.

We provide assistance on estate administration. We can obtain grants of probate or administration in an efficient fashion and guide personal representatives through all stages of the estate administration.

Our Wills & Estates team members are Karen M. Rackel, KC and Anna-May Choles.

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Where litigation cannot be avoided, we ensure that our clients have the highest level of representation. We know that our clients want thorough knowledge, preparation, experience, and resources at their disposal in litigation and alternative dispute processes.

Our firm is fully committed to investing in the technology infrastructure that is critical to modern litigation. All of our cases are fully digitized and readily accessible by our lawyers in this format, ensuring that clients save money and time that would otherwise be wasted by organizing and handling paper-based files.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team members are Louis M.H. Belzil, KC, Q. Arb, Matt A. Pruski and Raj S. Deol.

Corporate & Commercial

Rackel Belzil LLP has a long history of helping small to medium sized business owners.

The services we provide include:

  • incorporating or forming companies, societies, unlimited liability corporations, and partnerships;
  • the preparation of unanimous shareholders’ agreements;
  • assistance in mergers and acquisitions; and
  • legal advice regarding employees, licensing, and various aspects of running a small to medium business.

We work with business owners to start their business, to support their growth, and to assist in their succession planning.

Our Corporate & Commercial team members are Karen M. Rackel, KC, Louis M.H. Belzil, KC, Q. Arb and Anna-May Choles.


We represent energy service companies, both traditional oil and gas and new green energy markets and assist with their corporate and commercial needs.

Our Energy team member is Louis M.H. Belzil, KC, Q. Arb.

Real Estate, Finance and Conveyancing

Buying or selling your home is one of the largest transactions that you will likely ever be involved in. At Rackel Belzil LLP we recognize the importance of your purchase and sale, and we strive to ensure that you have a full and clear understanding of your purchase or sale. Our lawyers bring a hands-on, detail-oriented approach to your transaction and seek to make the process of purchasing or selling property as simple, quick and cost-effective as possible. 

Our services include assisting with sale transactions, purchase transactions, and assisting clients with all type of financing.

Our team is also highly experienced in all forms of commercial transactions, leasing and financing. We bring an efficient and solutions driven focus to all our clients' commercial transactions. 

Our Real Estate, Finance and Conveyancing team members are Karen M. Rackel, KC and Anna-May Choles.