Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer’s history stretches back over a century, from small town Alberta to their presence in Calgary today as one of the largest independent law firms in Western Canada. The firm’s business is local, regional, national and international — yet its location is singular. BD&P’s banking, litigation, commercial real estate, corporate, energy, securities and tax practices were built on its reputation and they remain key areas of focus. To its newer practice areas, such as aviation, competition, intellectual property and technology, and international commercial arbitration, they bring innovation and leading-edge talent enabling the firm to provide its clients with a comprehensive legal service.
As leading Canadian law firm of over 110 lawyers, BD&P has earned a prestigious reputation for its service-oriented approach and the consistent delivery of expert legal counsel in all areas of business law, both transactional and contentious. They consistently receive national and international recognition in some of the world's leading legal directories, including Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal. The Legal 500 Canada, 2019 reports that “Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP is ‘peerless in the energy sphere’ and a ‘tier one firm in Alberta’", and the firm is also frequently involved in one or more of the deals selected as Lexpert's Top Ten Canadian Deals of the Year.