Mark E. Hillenbrand
Born and raised on the family farm in North-Central Saskatchewan Mark always imagined life in a tractor not an office. Motivated by a desire to learn Mark found himself in law school and later articled with a top Saskatchewan firm in 1997 before joining Parlee McLaws LLP in 2002 as an associate and then, in 2007, as a partner before leaving to form Hillenbrand Kozicki LLP in the fall of 2008. Mark has gained exposure to all areas of law in his years of practice but his entrepreneurial spirit and keen interest in business has led him to focus his practice primarily on real estate and business matters since relocating to Edmonton. Mark brings a practical no nonsense approach to the law and a “farm boy” work ethic that has served him well. He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate including purchase and sale, development, condominium development, financing and leasing. In addition Mark has acted for numerous clients in the purchase and sale of businesses. His clients include real estate developers and large and small business owners. Mark also strongly believes in giving back to his community and profession and has acted in a volunteer capacity on several occasions including lecturing on various real estate and leasing topics.
David J. Kozicki
David was born in Edmonton and grew up in nearby Sherwood Park. David began working in his father’s sheet metal shop at a young age where he gained his entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic. David was the first in his family to attend university and received his Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Alberta. After being called to the bar in 2005 he practiced with the law firm of Parlee McLaws LLP until 2008 when Hillenbrand Kozicki LLP was formed. David’s practice is comprised of matters in commercial and residential real estate, general corporate matters, purchase and sale of businesses, and wills and estates. He approaches each of his client’s matters with a practical approach seeking the best results for his clients in a timely and economical fashion. David’s clients includes everything from real estate investors and developers to small business owners and national restaurant brands. David is active in his profession and community and has provided lectures and seminars on various real estate topics. In the community he volunteers to coach his childrens’ sports team and is a director on the Sherwood Park Minor Hockey board.
Known in the office as the “other Mark”, Mark DeMong also hails from North-Central Saskatchewan. Mark received his LLB from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990, and has spent most of his career in a general practice environment in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and remains a member of both the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of Saskatchewan. As a result, he has broad experience in most areas of the practice of law in both provinces, including will drafting and estate planning, family law, advising small businesses and commercial clients, and civil litigation. He has advised clients in franchise acquisitions and sales, oil and gas transactions and commercial and residential real estate. Recently, he worked as in house counsel for a local business for a few years before returning to private practice with HKLaw.
Mark brings shares the firm work ethic and offers clients a practical approach to delivery of legal services and resolution of legal disputes. Mark is involved in a variety of charitable organizations and service groups in the community.
Paul D. Anderson
Paul joins Hillenbrand Kozicki LLP after spending over a decade practicing litigation at a large regional firm. Paul has extensive experience in insurance law, personal injury, product liability, occupier’s liability, as well as commercial and contractual disputes, and has appeared at various levels of courts in Alberta and British Columbia. Paul has served with the Provincial Court Civil Duty Counsel program, as a member of the St. Albert Rotary club, and has volunteered as a community youth ski coach and soccer coach.
Megan A. Koper
Megan joins Hillenbrand Kozicki LLP with broad legal and business experience, having both practiced as a corporate commercial solicitor in private legal practice and run the legal department at an Alberta oilfield and construction service company with over 250 employees. Megan brings a hard work ethic and a keen attention to detail to her work, understanding through experience the pressure businesses face to keep costs down and grow revenue. Megan has experience addressing a wide range of business issues, with a focus on the purchase and sale of businesses, general corporate matters, financial services work and real estate transactions.
An Edmonton native raised in Sherwood Park, Megan graduated from the University of Alberta with degrees in Science and Law after earning many academic scholarships and awards. Megan enjoys living in Edmonton near her large extended family, especially on holidays when many Ukrainian dishes are served. Megan also enjoys serving on the board of Edmonton’s Food Bank, cycling and running Form Barre Fitness, an Edmonton based business. Megan is excited to join Hillenbrand Kozicki and help you address your legal needs.
Rebecca was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta with her Bachelor of Arts. She has been a part of the Hillenbrand Kozicki Team since 2011. Rebecca believes in volunteering and has been a member of different committees within her community and her children’s schools. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, travelling, and mountain biking in her spare time.