Introducing MERGEN LAW
Kevin Weeks – Managing Partner
Kevin Weeks has over 40 years of extensive business, operational and legal knowledge, practice and experience in a number of fields and industries, including real estate, leasing and property development, mortgage and property financing, intellectual property, import/export, telecommunications and the publishing, recording and entertainment industries. He has been involved, both professionally and as principal in negotiating and closing large complex commercial and corporate transactions, both domestic and international.
An entrepreneur by nature and deed, Kevin conveys a practical legal business acumen and utilizes his skills at assisting and advising clients with strategic direction and organizing their legal affairs in a common sense and decisive manner.
John E. Fletcher – Partner
A graduate of McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario, John has practiced law in Alberta since 1979. His experience includes six years with a major law firm in Calgary as well as 15 years as Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs with Ranger Oil Limited, where he was responsible for all legal matters including:
Negotiating multi-million dollar financing
Acquisitions and takeovers
Negotiating international oil and gas production sharing agreements
Much of John’s business philosophy is based on his learning experiences in the Canadian Forces. “Initially, I thought leaders just barked orders at people,” he says. “Later, I realized other people, even those in a subordinate position, might actually be smarter than me at many things and that by working together, we could create better results.”
As a result, John takes a collaborative approach to Calgary law, working in respectful partnership with other members of his firm to meet client needs. This approach has been extremely successful, satisfying clients, making staff retention easy and allowing him to combine two of his greatest passions, the law and helping others.
John is dedicated to a job well done and committed to his clients. He believes in and practices respect, responsibility and fairness in all aspects of his life.
John Fletcher is the former Chairman of the Board of Southern Alberta Corps of Commissionaires.
Paul LeClair – Counsel
Paul LeClair was called to the bar in Calgary in 1985 and has extensive experience in all levels of the Alberta courts, with considerable experience in family law and divorce matters, estate matters, and general litigation.
Paul also has considerable corporate and commercial experience, and has worked with broad scope of business owners in Calgary and around the world. His practical approach is a favourite with his clients who appreciate his straight to the point attitude.
Paul LeClair enjoys spending time with his adult children and grandchildren and remains active outside the practice of law with various hobbies.
Gregory J. Kaladeen – Associate
Gregory J. Kaladeen is a Lawyer with a true passion for the law.
Gregory’s drive comes from his need to provide the highest level of service and support to clients during their most challenging periods of life.
Gregory has successfully appeared before the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta in Estate and Trust litigation matters.
While Gregory’s life began in small-town Ontario, he has worked in Toronto and Vancouver in the financial industry before settling in Calgary. Gregory received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Queen’s University and his Juris Doctor from Bond University.
Outside of work, Gregory enjoys skiing, golf and the outdoors. Gregory served as the President of the Bond University Golf Club while in law school.