Dunphy Best Blocksom
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Call us: 403.265.7777
Dunphy Best Blocksom
Dunphy Best Blocksom
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Call us: 403.265.7777

Retired Partners

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John H. (Jack) Dunphy, Q.C.

Partner (Retired)

Education

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1966
University of Alberta, BA, 1963

Called to the Bar

Alberta – 1968 (now retired)

Jack is a retired partner and founding member of Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP. His practice focused on business law. Throughout his extensive career, Jack represented clients in a wide variety of business contexts including corporate, commercial, banking, financial, leasing, mortgages, real estate, wills and estate planning and administration.
 
Jack has been a frequent panelist and lecturer for the Legal Education Society Bar Admission Course and University of Calgary Continuing Legal Education Programs. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association. He is on the Canadian Bar Association Council, Alberta Branch.
 
He is past-president and executive member of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch) and the Real Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association’s Alberta Branch. Jack is a past member of the Law Society Registries Liaison Committee and Past Chairman of the Western Law Societies Torrens Committee.
 
Jack has been a long time, active volunteer on the boards of community, sports and charitable associations and the University of Calgary Senate. A keen outdoorsman, skier, hunter, fisherman and climber, he acted as Alpine Chairman for Team Panorama Ski Club and as a director of the Canadian Ski Patrol.

Practices

  • Corporate/Commercial Financing
  • Leasing
  • Mortgages
  • Real Estate 
Wills and Estate Administration

 

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association Council, Alberta Branch
  • National Firearms Association, Alberta Division

 

Awards

  • Queen’s Counsel, 1990
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John F. Minchin

Partner (Retired)

Education

University of Alberta, LL. B., 1973
University of Calgary, Economics, BA, 1970

Called to the Bar

Alberta – 1975 (now retired)

John is a founding partner of Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP. His practice focuses on small and medium-sized businesses representing individuals, private corporations and their shareholders in the areas of business law, commercial real estate, commercial leasing, financing for lenders and borrowers, residential real estate, and wills and estate administration. He and Jack Dunphy, Q.C. founded the firm in 1979.
 
John’s interests include golf and badminton.

Practices

  • Business
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Estates

 

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
Gillian Sinclair
Gillian Sinclair

Partner (Retired)

Education

University of Calgary, LL.B., 1999

Called to the Bar

Alberta – 2000 (now retired)

Gillian Sinclair, partner with DBB, has retired from a successful legal career. Gillian practiced family law with the firm for 15 years, and played an important role in the DBB team, including a three year position as co-managing partner. Gillian also led the recent DBB website re-design. She was a committed team member and always worked hard to get the best results for her clients.

In addition to her busy law practice, Gillian provided pro-bono legal advice at the Women’s Centre, mentoring students and junior lawyers with the University of Calgary’s Pro Bono Law Program and Student Legal Services. She is a former Calgary Flames Ambassador and participated in fundraising for the Flames Foundation for Life as well as other charities.

We would like to thank Gillian for all her hard work and dedication to DBB, and we look forward to hearing about Gillian’s exciting new life in London, England!

Practices

  • Family Law

 

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association