Dixon Legal

Delivering excellence in legal services to Southern Alberta since 1983.

Key Areas of Practice

Dixon Legal focuses in on Estate Planning Law, Corporate Law, Litigation Law, Real Estate Law as well as Probate and Estate Administration. Built on a history of success, we pride ourselves on top tier service in these legal areas.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning refers to the process where an individual makes arrangements that outline how their Estate is to be managed and distributed upon their death. Our Estate Planning team at Dixon Legal has a multitude of experience in this field and can provide you with comprehensive legal services that protect your interests. Explore each service below.

Wills
Personal Directive
Enduring Power of Attorney
Probate
Estate Litigation

Corporate Law

At Dixon Legal, we pride ourselves on offering first-rate legal services to our corporate clients at reasonable rates. We offer a variety of services and our experienced corporate legal team will work with you to address all your corporate legal needs. Explore each service below.

Incorporation
Registered Office
Corporate Transactions & Minute Books
Annual Returns

Real Estate Law

Since Dixon Legal was founded in Okotoks in 1983, Real Estate Law has been a cornerstone of our practice. Whether you are purchasing your first home, or a seasoned developer building an elaborate condo project, trust Dixon Legal to successfully handle all your real estate legal needs. Explore each service below.

Residential Sales & Purchases
Mortgage Refinancing
Commercial Real Estate Law
Land Development and Subdivision
New Home Construction & Builders
Foreclosures

Litigation Law

While our team strives to achieve swift, amicable and cost-effective legal solutions for all our clients, sometimes, recourse to the courts is inevitable. We have a strong history of delivering vigorous and effective representation in pursuit of our client’s best interests in a multitude of judicial proceedings.

Real Estate Litigation
Corporate Litigation
Collections

Additional Areas of Practice

Aside from our primary practice areas, Dixon Legal also offers a wide variety of additional legal services designed to assist our clients with their day to day needs. We are honest, clear, and upfront about what we do and do not offer, and will always be direct with our recommended best course of action.

Certified True Copies

We can provide Certified True Copies of documents required for various purposes including Visa applications, employment applications and security clearances

Independent Legal Advice

If in your interactions with another lawyer you are required to obtain Independent Legal Advice, we would be delighted to provide.

Signing Authority

We can act as a signing authority in the following capacities:

  • Commissioner For Oaths
  • Notary Public
  • Witness
  • Personal Guarantees
Child Travel Authorization

Are you planning on traveling internationally with one or more of your minor children without the accompaniment of your spouse? Unless arrangements have been made in advance you may need a Child Travel Authorization.

Family Law

While this is not a focus area of our practice, we do provide a few services in the realm of family law including non-contested divorces and matrimonial settlement agreements. We do not offer legal representation on contested divorces or child custody arrangements. However, we do work closely with other skilled lawyers who practice in this area and would be happy to provide a referral.

Criminal & Traffic

We do not deal with any matters contained in the Criminal Code but once would be happy to refer you to one of our skilled and esteemed colleagues. We do offer some of our clients representation for some traffic offences and in quasi-criminal proceedings. Call us today to inquire.

Employment

While not a core focus area of our practice we have assisted clients, both employees and employers, in various areas of employment law including:

  • Drafting Employment Contracts
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Terminations – Drafting Termination Letters
  • Terminations – Wrongful Dismissal
  • Terminations – Severance Agreements
  • Human Rights Legislation – Discrimination
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Representation in Courts, Tribunals and Hearings
More Services

Looking for more legal services? Contact us to learn if we can assist with your needs.

Testimonials

We are proud to share some of our client’s stories.

  • It is with great confidence that I can recommend Charles Dixon and the team at Dixon Legal for your legal needs in real estate. I have known Charles for a number of years and during that time I have been impressed with the breadth of his experience, knowledge and integrity and his supportive approach with his clients. His staff are professional and knowledgeable and every one of my clients who have worked with Charle's office have come away, not only with their legal needs met, but feeling confident their file has been handled well.

    Jack Molyneux EXP Realty
  • It has been an absolute pleasure and absolute professional benefit to have worked with Charles Dixon and his staff over the past ten years. The service and commitment to detail has proven them a trustworthy counterpart in all our business dealings.

    Ruth Pyrke Owner/Mortgage Broker, Canadian Mortgage Experts
  • As an entrepreneur starting my first business, one needs a team of excellent experienced individuals behind them. Dixon Legal is that team. No matter how small or how complex the issue, they are able to handle it quickly and effectively. I look forward to growing my business with Dixon Legal for many years to come.

    Chris Fodor Owner, City & Country Winery Ltd
  • Dixon Legal was recommended to our family by our Realtor when we were buying and selling our recent properties and we couldn't be happier with our experience from start to finish! We were contacted by the wonderful paralegal Sandra prior to our appointment and she sent us a very detailed email outlining exactly what to expect, what we needed to bring and a detailed breakdown of the expenses associated to closing costs. Sandra was prompt to respond to any questions we had and her experience and wealth of knowledge made the appointment efficient and painless! The staff communicated with us every step of the way to keep us updated and it was an incredible experience to know on closing day everything went as planned and we were new home owners! We highly recommend using Dixon Legal for all your legal real estate needs!

    Shanda Harper Residential Homeowner
  • Dixon Legal is one of our top real estate firms we recommend to our mortgage clients. Some of our transactions are quite complicated and a lot of times with quick closings. Sandra is extremely knowledgeable and can handle the most complicated real estate transactions. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Our clients are never disappointed.

    Laura J. Sawatzky AMP Mortgage Broker
  • Since starting as a mortgage professional 14yrs ago I have consistently referred clients to Dixon Legal for real estate transactions. I have also used their legal services for my own home purchase.  Charles, Connor, Sandra and the entire team have always received the highest praise and recommendation from my clients.  I look forward to them continuing to help my clients.

    Brad Stuparyk  Mobile Mortgage Specialist | Royal Bank of Canada

Our Team

A law firm is only as good as its team. We are proud to be a family business with some amazing staff that helps us make positive change each and every day.

Charles Dixon

Charles Dixon, B.A., LL.B –  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public

Charles was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to Law School, Charles earned his B.A. at the University of Alberta. He then studied law at Cardiff University in Wales. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1982 and moved to Okotoks in 1987 where he opened up the town’s first general law practice. Charles is an avid reader and dedicated outdoorsman with a passion for the land, outdoor pursuits, and wildlife conservation.

Connor Dixon, LL.B Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

Prior to law school, Connor worked in management and ownership roles in the non-ferrous metal reclamation industry. In 2014, he headed across the pond and obtained an LL.B from the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. Currently, Connor is working towards fulfilling transfer requirements to become an accredited lawyer here in Alberta.

Outside the office, Connor’s hobbies include a variety of outdoor pursuits, cooking, travel, reading, chess, and horses.

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Thelma Harding, Corporate Paralegal
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Thelma has been with Charles Dixon for 33 years as a Corporate Paralegal and manages the accounting for the office. Thelma enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and is an avid fly-fisher. During the summer months Thelma can be found at the side of a cool stream somewhere in Alberta, BC or Montana with her husband Rick. Where exactly depends on where the fish are biting!

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Sandra Card, Real Estate Paralegal
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Sandra relocated to Okotoks, Alberta from Thunder Bay, Ontario in August 1997 and met Charles Dixon as he acted for them in their home purchase. She connected well with the staff who completed her real estate transaction and in November 1997 she became the firm’s receptionist.

Garnering experience through years and furthering her education Sandra became the firm’s first Real Estate Paralegal in May of 2008. Sandra’s focus is everything real estate – residential purchases & sales, refinances and corporate/commercial financing, sales and purchases.

When not juggling a wide variety of files at any given time, Sandra can be found enjoying time with her family (and in particular her grandchildren. She loves being active and travelling. During the summer season she can be found relaxing on the dock at Legett Lake, Ontario at her family cottage.

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Tammy Aymont, Wills & Estates Paralegal
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Tammy is a relatively new addition to Dixon Legal and just completed her first year at our firm. Originally from Saskatchewan, Tammy moved to Alberta twelve years ago and remains a Saskatchewan RoughRiders fan to this day.
With her she brought ample paralegal experience and her focus area is Wills and Estates and Litigation matters.

She has two kids which keep her busy outside the office. Tammy’s hobbies include boating, camping, card and board games and reading. In her short time with us, Tammy has established herself as an important part of our team at Dixon Legal and we feel lucky to have her.

Community Involvement

At Dixon Legal, we are proud to play a strong role in supporting local communities and have been involved in various community development programs over the years. The firm is an active supporter of Ducks Unlimited Canada and Pheasants Forever.

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okotoks foodbank association
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Charles himself is a founding member of the Okotoks Rotary Club and a former Board Member of The Nature Conservancy of Canada. Additionally, Dixon Legal has always been a supporter of the local arts scene and a proud annual supporter of the Okotoks Christmas Concert.

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Okotoks Office

Phone: (403) 938-8131
Fax: (403) 938-6365
Address: 51 Riverside Gate, Okotoks, AB T1S 1B2
Email: info@dixonlegal.ca

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