BD&P’s roots can be traced to the town of High River, just south of Calgary – well known as the set to the CBC television series Heartland and the town of Smallville in Superman III. BD&P was originated by Alec A. Ballachey in 1905, expanded to include Frank L. Burnet in 1913, and continued to grow to the Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP that exists today.
BD&P is noted for attracting top-level transactional and litigation work from a broad spectrum of clients. Our lawyers are recognized as some of the best in their fields.BD&P believes that a law firm’s responsibility to the community extends far beyond the provision of legal services. BD&P is proud of its commitment to the enhancement of life in its broader community through such sponsorships as Habitat for Humanity Calgary, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, the Calgary Inter-faith Food Bank, Vertigo Theatre and others.
BD&P is known for the collegiality of its lawyers. We like to think that we enjoy success as a result of our collective effort, a willingness to share our knowledge with each other. We also like to have fun together – whether it’s a running relay, a bike race or a Habitat for Humanity build site.At BD&P, our goal is to have an inclusive culture where our people feel motivated to bring their best to our workplace and to our clients. We understand that diversity and inclusion results in better decision making, more innovative problem solving, and enhanced creativity.