Bud Melnyk

Phone: (403) 343-2444

Fax: (403) 343-6522

Email: bmelnyk@ghnlawyers.ca

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Mediation
  • Litigation and Foreclosure
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Wills, Estates, Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives

 

EDUCATION AND YEAR OF CALL

  • Alberta Bar Admission in 1991
  • Graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1990
  • Graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1985

 

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Law Society of Alberta – Family Law Advisory Committee Member – 2011 to present

Red Deer College

–         Currently an instructor in the Legal Assistant Program

–         Former instructor of Business Law (1999)

–         Former instructor in the Faculty of Extension (1998 to 2010)

Lawyer Mentor for Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (2008 to 2010)

Recipient of the Prism Award for outstanding commitment to pro bono legal services in Central Alberta

Former board member and volunteer with Central Alberta Theatre (1994-2000)

Former board member and volunteer with the Red Deer Oldtimers Hockey Association (2004-2010)

 

GENERAL

Bud was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and is the oldest of seven.  After completing his law degree in 1990 Bud articled in Red Deer and he has remained in this city as a lawyer since that time.  Bud has been with Gerig Hamilton Neeland LLP since 1997.

During his leisure time Bud enjoys running (having participated in five marathons, two half-marathons and a number of triathlons and adventure races) and was a member of the 2010 relay team that won the Sinister 7 Adventure Race.  Bud still continues to play oldtimer hockey and has in the past been actively involved in the local theatre scene, where he has been an actor or director of twelve dinner theatre and stage productions.