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Heinrich (Rick) Pabst

Bar Admissions
1988 - Alberta Bar

Practice Areas
Banking and Finance
Real Estate

2017 - Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
2013-2017 - Lexpert - Repeatedly Recommended
2006 - 2017 - Best Lawyers International

Rick Pabst is a business lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial real estate, property development and commercial transactions, representing independent business clients and commercial lenders in Calgary, Edmonton and elsewhere in Alberta. In addition, Rick often represents business and other entities headquartered in other provinces, in the US and overseas.

Rick has a 360-degree perspective that he uses to see a client's interests from every angle. "I also have a determination to get things done and not let a deal stall or die without good reason."

"Some clients need people who are prepared to push and keep bringing the deal back to people's agenda…without offending them."

Regardless of their location, clients turn to Rick for help in a wide range of sophisticated transactions, including:

  • Commercial financings
  • Real estate developments and joint ventures
  • Partnership agreements, incorporations and corporate reorganizations
  • Shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes
  • Purchases and sales of businesses

"I help many clients with their commercial real estate and property development deals," Rick notes, "and closely watch how transactions evolve. I keep an eye on all of the pieces and focus on quickly finding practical solutions. Years of experience have taught me that the solution to a problem might not be a traditional legal solution."

Rick is often in the role of the client's main contact with the firm. "I have a global perspective, which makes me a good gate-keeper for other lawyers. I also have loyal clients who appreciate responsiveness, a caring attitude and a depth of knowledge of the industry and the manner in which clients do business."

Outside of Work

A native Albertan, Rick enjoys spending his spare time with his family, including his two, grown children. "My wife has a business, and we like working through business problems together." They also like to travel. "We want to go back to Southeast Asia and Europe. We also enjoy Arizona when it's winter in Alberta."


Contact Rick

Office:   Edmonton  
Phone:   780 423 7664  
Fax:   780 428 9329 

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