Heather M. Bonnycastle, Q.C.

Heather Bonnycastle | Calgary Real Estate Law | McLEOD LAW
Heather M.
Bonnycastle, Q.C.


Tracey Barden


University of London, England, Master of Laws, LL.M., 1975
Admitted to the Alberta Bar, 1972
University of Alberta, LL.B., 1971
University of Calgary, B.A., 1970


Heather’s practice for the past 40 years has concentrated on all aspects of condominium and multi-family development matters, including new developments, condominium bylaws, structuring corporations, advising condominium boards, special assessments and corporation financing.

Heather was appointed a member of the Government of Alberta Advisory Committee for proposed amendments to the Condominium Property Act

Heather also advises on general real estate matters including commercial, residential, agricultural and land development.

She was awarded Fellow of the Canadian Condominium Institute in 2002, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1996.


  • Fellow of the Canadian Condominium Institute, 2002
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1996

Trade Publications

  • Original Member of the Editorial Board of the Alberta Residential Conveyancing Guide and Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual, Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA)

Teaching Roles

  • Sessional Instructor for Real Estate Law, University of Calgary, 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, HOMEXPO 2016, "Condo Living 101", January 16, 2016
  • Presenter and organizer of the Condominium Law Lunch Seminar, for 30-40 lawyers, ongoing
  • Presenter, McLeod Law hosted educational seminars on Condominium Law for Property Managers and Surveyors, ongoing
  • Presenter, ACMA, CCI, REIC Conference, "Building Stronger Relationships", November 6-7, 2015
  • Panelist on Condominium Law, LESA Seminar, October 2014
  • Presenter, ACMA, CCI, REIC Conference, "Building Stronger Relationships", September 11-12, 2014
  • Chair of the Condominium Law Seminar,Real Estate Refresh Course, LESA Lake Louise, 2012
  • Panelist, Condominiums for Legal Support Staff, LESA, October 2009 and November 2004
  • Presenter, Condominium Law Session, "Condominium Bylaws", Real Estate Refresh Course, LESA, Lake Louise, 2006
  • Chair of the Condominium Law Session, Real Estate Refresher Course, LESA, Banff, 2000
  • Chair of full day Condominium Law Seminar, LESA, October 2000
  • Sessional Instructor, Real Estate Law, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, 1995
  • Instructor on several areas of Bar Admission Course (Real Estate and Professional Development)

Professional Associations & Activities

  • Member of the Government of Alberta, Working Committee for proposed amendments to the Condominium Property Act
  • Founding Member and Honorary Director of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI)
  • Professional Accredited Member of CCI
  • Member of the Real Estate Advisory Committee, Law Society of Alberta, 2000-2011
  • Past Chair of Wills & Trusts Sebsection of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Alberta Conveyancing Advisory Committee, Law Society of Alberta, 2000-2011
  • Mentor of the Alberta Conveyancing Protocol, Law Society of Alberta, 2001-present
  • Past Reviewer of the Law Society of Alberta, Practice Review Program
  • Volunteer Mentor of Law Society of Alberta, Mentorship Program 

Media Coverage

  • Interviewed on The Rutherford Show, Insurance claims for Condominiums impacted by the Calgary Flood, June 2013
  • Interviewed on The Rutherford Show regarding input on the amendments to the Condominium Property Act, March 2013


HOMEXPO 2016 - Condo Living 101 SeminarFriday, January 15, 2016

ACMA, CCI, REIC Conference 2014Thursday, September 11, 2014