Crossings was established to be an international law practice, focused on the global family. After witnessing countless immigration law firms assist people to come to Canada but then being unable to assist them with other difficulties, the lawyers at Crossings decided to start a new form of practice. Crossings is a practice that aims to assist people who want to come to Canada and will continue to serve the needs of those clients for years after.
Crossings aim is to be a “one-stop-shop” for all your legal needs
Prior to her legal career Cyndy was an experienced counsellor working with families and youth in numerous capacities. Cyndy is an active volunteer in the community; she currently sits on the Canadian Bar Association Access to Justice Committee, she Co-Chairs the Calgary – Crowfoot/University Youth Justice Committees, she has also served as the Calgary Law Day Co-Chair for two years, and is a regular annual Law Day volunteer. Cyndy also became the driving force behind Calgary’s first Family Law Fair in 2011, bringing world-renowned speakers to an open-access forum aimed at giving the public a wealth of information on a multitude of Family Law issues. Cyndy’s commitment to ensuring all members of the community have adequate and affordable access to justice led her to leverage Resolve Legal Group to form its Saturday Legal Coffee Breaks seminar series on a variety of family law-related topics. Further to her community efforts, Cyndy teaches family law courses through a joint initiative between Chinook College and the Alberta Law Foundation. Cyndy is also an author, and online radio talk show host on Tenacious Living Radio’s “Your Family Matters” which airs every Wednesday at noon.
Cyndy’s additional skills as a certified Family Mediator and Private Investigator serve to add value when representing her clients
Outside of her practice, Cyndy is a mom to three, a Padi Certified Open Water Diver and Private Pilot with a Seaplane endorsement. Cyndy’s passion for both the law and aviation lead to her involvement in a grass roots project called “Just Air”. Just Air is an initiative which combines the skills of lawyers and pilots to volunteer together in an effort to provide pro bono legal clinics to remote and marginalized communities throughout the province. Cyndy is also an active member of the Flying Lawyer’s Association, the Calgary Flying Club, the Canadian Owner and Pilot’s Association and the “99’s” – which is an international organization of women pilots.
Cyndy assesses the range of dispute resolution methods available that will best suit each individual client given their unique situations and desired outcomes. When assessing which method will best meet the needs of a client, Cyndy takes into account the individual financial, time-sensitive, parenting, and emotional needs of a client, while examining any potential challenges to proactively assist the client through what is often a very difficult time. By recognizing the importance of empowering individuals to make their own highly informed choices through all available resolution methods, Cyndy’s goal is to resolve matters without court action, but is comfortable using a court process to achieve a desired result when necessary.
Ryan has been practicing in Calgary in the areas of Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Commercial Leasing, Business Transactions, Business Structures and Corporate Governance, and Wills since 2003. His focus is on developing clear, understandable documents and making sure his clients are fully informed before making business or other legal planning decisions and then effectively carrying out the steps necessary to successfully complete transactions. Ryan has also developed expertise in advising developers and home owners with respect to easements and restrictive covenants, how they impact inner city development and what options are available to deal with them.
In negotiating agreements it is Ryan’s approach to apply a principled and business oriented strategy to ensure that your business goals are achieved effectively and efficiently and to ensure that your questions get answers.
He has a great deal of experience with completing residential conveyancing, having represented clients in several thousand transactions since 2003. Ryan will always take the time to explain the documents you are asked to sign and to review exactly how the fees and closing costs are calculated with you as well. Because Ryan has been involved in so many transactions, it will be a rare thing if he comes across a problem he hasn’t already dealt with in the past.
Outside of the office, spring, summer and fall, Ryan can be found riding the highways and by-ways around Calgary on his bicycle and he participates in and supports the Ride to Conquer Cancer annually as well as riding in other large group rides. He enjoy spending time with his family, keeping current on science and technology, photography, cooking, and DIY projects.
Jason views himself as a natural born litigator, here to serve his clients by assisting them in navigating the legal maze. He has appeared and argued cases before the Alberta Courts for over 15 years; first as a paralegal in the Provincial Courts and then as a lawyer. He possesses both American and Canadian law degrees with experience that has been focused in Alberta. Jason believes that your case should mean as much to him as it does to you and together you can find the right solution.
Over the last 15 years Jason has had the privilege to assist clients in many different areas, including: criminal, personal injury, family, corporate, builders’ liens and contract litigation. If it’s litigation that you need help with he is here to help you. No matter the case he will strive to achieve the best possible result for you, using whatever legal tools are required to get the job done.
Jason has trained in the martial arts for over 30 years and currently holds several different Black Belts of varying rank. He loves movies, chess, skydiving, scuba diving, and hunting. Jason is always interested in new things and will try almost anything once.