James (Jim) G. Anderson
Q.C., B.A., LL.B.
Jim is the founding partner of Anderson & Co., and a prominent member of the Swift Current community. Born and raised on a family farm just outside Swift Current, Jim’s practice is primarily focused on estate planning, family farm intergenerational transfers, and real estate issues. He is also involved in general agribusiness and commercial transactions. Outside of the practice of law Jim is focused on his family and aviation. Jim is an avid pilot, and has at times been known to attend our satellite office(s) by Cessna.
Neil G. Gibbings
Neil is a second generation farmer, originally from the Rosetown district, where he still manages and operates the family farm. Neil’s practice is focused on the more sophisticated corporate/commercial transactions, which complements his extensive taxation practice. Neil has been involved in several of the larger corporate reorganizations and sales in the Swift Current region in recent years. His practice also touches on such other areas of law as civil litigation, estate planning and real estate transactions. Neil’s practice truly is diversified, making Neil well deserving of the title “general practitioner”.
Morris A. Froslie
B. Eng., LL.B.
Morris comes to Anderson & Co. as a Calgary engineer-turned lawyer. Morris, who originally resided in the Neville, SK area, has a diversified practice. He however pays particular attention to matters relating to commercial/corporate transactions and taxation. Morris is also one of a handful of lawyers in Southern Saskatchewan whose practice involves securities issuances and securities compliance services. Morris’s interests include photography, woodworking, skiing, and his family. Morris’s wife, Jacelyn Ryan-Froslie was a member of the firm until 2000, when she was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench.
B.A. (Honours), Adv. Cert., L.L.B. w/Distinction
Angelina was raised on a farm east of Swift Current. After high school, she attended the University of Saskatchewan where she obtained an Honours Degree in Psychology in 1996, an Advanced Certificate in Sociology in 1997, and a Law Degree in 1999. Angelina began practicing law in 1999 and has a general practice with extensive experience in family law, corporate/business law, and agricultural law. Outside of the office, Angelina serves as Director of Administration and Finance for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games. She also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation. Angelina and her husband operate a grain farm south of Swift Current. Her interests include boating, skiing, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three children.
Tyler grew up on a large family ranch at Bengough, SK, and thereafter attended the University of Regina where he took 3 years towards a math degree, before attending law school at the University of Saskatchewan. Tyler articled with Anderson & Co. in 2002 and became a partner in 2007. His work is broad ranging, covering everything from civil litigation and corporate/commercial to taxation and securities. Tyler is married with 2 children and his past-times include golfing, curling, hockey, and hunting.
Joel. P. Friesen
Q.C., J.D., B. Comm. w/Distinction
Joel was raised on an acreage south of Swift Current and returned to his hometown after completing his Commerce and Law Degrees at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Joel joined the firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2013. His practice area is general, with a focus on real estate, estate planning, estate administration, criminal defense work and corporate/ commercial matters. Outside of the office, Joel currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sasktel and serves as the President of the Swift Current Saskatchewan Party Constituency Association. He also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Elmwood Golf Club and the Water Appeal Board, Joel is an avid golfer and also enjoys spending time in the mountains snowboarding with his wife Nicole and their two children.
Ryan J. Plewis
LL.B., B. Comm. w/Distinction
Ryan has practiced law with Anderson & Company since May 2007 when he was originally hired as an articling student. Between 2008 and 2013 Ryan practiced law full time as an Associate Lawyer with a general practice, but focused on criminal defence, real estate transactions, corporate and estate work. In 2013 Ryan took on the additional responsibilities of joining his family business, Standard Motors, which he and his brother have built into a 5 dealership group across Southwest Saskatchewan and Southeast Alberta. He is also actively involved in the community by serving as a Swift Current City Councillor since 2009 and as a volunteer Director on the Board of the Swift Current Broncos since 2008. Ryan lives in Swift Current with his wife, Jenn, and their three daughters.
Jean P. Jordaan
Jean grew up south of Johannesburg in South Africa. He graduated law school in 2005 and started his own practice in 2009. In 2016 he settled in Canada with his family and joined the team at Anderson & Company in the same year. In 2018, Jean received the call to the Saskatchewan Bar. His practice area specializes in real estate, litigation, corporate law and intellectual property law. He is experienced in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. He has litigated in all judicial levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada. Jean enjoys camping, hunting and fishing as well as following the latest technology. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children.
Megan N. Lacelle
B.A.J. w/Distinction, J.D. w/Distinction
Megan was raised on a farm near Cadillac, Saskatchewan. After graduating from high school she attended the University of Regina where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts, Journalism degree with Distinction in 2015. She began writing for numerous publications including the Prairie Post, Medicine Hat News, and Advance Southwest before obtaining her Juris Doctor with Distinction from the College of Law in 2018. Megan is interested in photography, travel, and writing; she can be often be found on her days off visiting at her family’s small business. She joined Anderson & Company as an articling student in 2018 and is eager to practice in all areas of law in the southwest.
Alex J. Laird
B.Comm. w/Great Distinction, J.D. w/Distinction
Alex grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. After graduating from high school, he played two seasons in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League before attending the University of Saskatchewan. He attained both his Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting (with Great Distinction) and his Juris Doctor (with Distinction) in 2019. Alex enjoys spending time with his wife, playing senior hockey, and going to his families’ cabins at Beaver Flat and Lac Pelletier. He’s excited to be settled back in Swift Current and practice law in southwest Saskatchewan.