Catherine A. Farnell
She / Her
Cathy is a commercial solicitor whose practice emphasizes commercial real estate and property development, business law and financing (including real estate construction and term financing, corporate financing and equipment financing). Cathy is the firm’s Managing Partner. After earning her B.A. with Distinction (1993) and her LL.B. with Distinction (1996 - bronze medalist) at the University of Alberta, Cathy was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1997. Cathy has been recognized in the peer-reviewed list, The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of real estate law (since 2011), project finance law (since 2014), banking and finance law (since 2020) and commercial leasing law (in 2022) and was named “the Best Lawyers’ 2013 and 2017 Edmonton Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year” and “the Best Lawyers’ 2023 Edmonton Commercial Leasing Law Lawyer of the Year”. She has received an AV Distinguished Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, is listed as Repeatedly Recommended as one of Edmonton’s Leading Practitioners in the area of Property Development in The Canadian Legal L’Expert Directory and is named in the Chambers and Partners Canada Guide 2023 in the area of Real Estate.
Cathy is a member of the Edmonton chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network, a member of NAIOP (and past board member) and a member of the Canadian Bar Association North Business Law and Commercial Property & Leasing subsections.
Outside of work, Cathy enjoys spending time her family and friends as well as travelling.