About Us: Classmates and Partners
After graduating together in 1976, William Fric and Howard Lowenstein committed themselves to serving the legal needs of their neighbours. Since 1982, Fric, Lowenstein & Co. LLP has offered prudent legal advice to citizens in Calgary and throughout Alberta. When you choose Fric, Lowenstein & Co. LLP, you put 5 lawyers and over 30 years of legal expertise to work for you. We offer a range of legal services for individuals as well as business owners in the province and our committed staff is ready to offer you first-rate legal representation. Call us today to speak to our team.
Meet Our Staff
Choosing a lawyer is a weighty decision. Learn more about the staff of Fric, Lowenstein & Co. LLP here.
William H. Fric, JD
EDUCATION: University of Winnipeg BA (Economics) 1972; University of Manitoba LL.B 1976
CALL TO THE BAR: Alberta 1977
PRACTICE PROFILE: Bill Fric’s practice comprises a full range of business transactions, banking (including lending, foreclosures, and general bank issues), real estate, and wills and estates.
Bill has been selected as external Alberta counsel for Bank of Montreal. He is also approved to act for all well-known Canadian banks and financial institutions. Bill acts as the sole legal counseller to a number of residential home builders, and also for real estate brokerage companies. Throughout his career, Bill has acted for businesses in the agricultural industry, including as sole Alberta counsel for Feed-Rite, and as sole Alberta counsel to the Credit Department of Viterra (formerly Alberta Wheat Pool and United Grain Growers Limited).
Bill derives particular enjoyment from acting for small business people; in acting for young people starting out with their first home purchases; and in acting for several generations of the same families.
- Member Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- 2012 – Chairman of the CBA Alberta Law Conference Real Estate Panel
- Past Executive Member and current member CBA Foreclosure Subsection
- Past Executive member and current member CBA Real Property Subsection
- Current member CBA Wills and Estates Subsection
- Rotary International – Paul Harris Fellowship
- Holy Spirit Parish – Past Board Member
- Inn from the Cold – Ongoing volunteer
- Knights of Columbus
Howard M. Lowenstein
EDUCATION: University of Manitoba, B.A (Economics) (Honors).; University of Manitoba, LL.B. 1976
CALL TO THE BAR: 1977
PRACTICE PROFILE: Howard Lowenstein graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law in 1976. Howard practised in Winnipeg, Manitoba until December 1979 and then moved to Calgary to practice with the law firm of Sinclair McGeough Lilburn. In 1982 he joined with Bill Fric and the present firm of Fric, Lowenstein & Co. has continued since that date. Howard’s primary focus is in the area of both residential and commercial real estate and mortgages. Howard represents a number of major new home builders and condominium developers in Calgary. Howard’s practice also includes foreclosures, wills and estates, corporate and commercial transactions, debt collection matters, personal injury and general civil litigation.
- Member of Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- Past Lecturer in Real Estate Law at Bar Admission Course
- Legal Column Contributor for Calgary Real Estate News
- Member CBA Real Property Subsection
- Past President Beth Tzedec Congregation
- Past President University of Calgary Swim Club
- Past President of Swim AB Southern Region
- Swimming Canada Referee
- Calgary Special Olympics Volunteer Referee
- Past President Crohns & Colitis Foundation
Anthony J. Di Lello
EDUCATION: University of Calgary, B.A. (with distinction) 1992; University of Alberta, LL.B. 1995
CALL TO THE BAR: Alberta 1996
PRACTICE PROFILE: Anthony J. Di Lello joined Fric, Lowenstein & Co. LLP in 1997 and he represents clients with diverse legal issues. His law practice is primarily devoted to civil litigation with a particular emphasis in the areas of estate litigation, commercial and residential foreclosures, secured and unsecured realization and builders’ liens. He calls on his skills as a solicitor in the areas of wills and estates, commercial and residential real estate and business transactions. Anthony successfully represents clients in all levels of Alberta Courts. His clientele ranges from major financial institutions and home builders to small businesses and individuals. Anthony has been lead counsel in several important and leading decisions in Alberta. He uses the experiences he's gained through decades of success to custom tailor a legal solution that is cost effective and efficient for each client.
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- Member of the Foreclosure, Personal Injury and Litigation subsections
- Member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
EDUCATION: Juris Doctor, University of Victoria (2011), Exchange Semester, University of Sydney (2010), Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction, and University of Alberta (2008).
CALL TO THE BAR: Alberta 2012
PRACTICE PROFILE: Tami Fric’s practice focuses on real estate and corporate matters. Tami represents clients from first time home buyers to builders and developers. Tami assists clients with commercial transactions, particularly with business purchases and sales. She also acts on banking matters including lending, financing, banking and foreclosures. Tami also practices in the area of wills & estates.
Prior to joining Fric, Lowenstein & Co. LLP, Tami worked at a global law firm and was seconded to a multinational oil and gas corporation.
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- Member of the Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Business and Foreclosure subsections
- Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate subsection
EDUCATION: University of Calgary, BCOMM (finance) 2010; University of Calgary, BA (economics) 2010; University of Saskatchewan, JD (2013).
CALL TO THE BAR: Alberta 2014
PRACTICE PROFILE: York joined Fric, Lowenstein & Co. LLP in 2014 after articling in Calgary with a global firm. While in law school York completed a semester exchange program and studied at Bond University in Australia. York also interned for the Office of the Attorney General in Washington D.C. York’s practice comprises corporate matters, business agreements and transactions, litigation, real estate, and wills and estates.
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association
- Member of the Calgary Bar Association
EDUCATION: University of Calgary, B.A. (Economics) 2004; British Columbia Institute of Technology (Construction Management Degree Program) 2011, Associate Certificates in Construction Operations and Supervision (with distinction) ; National Construction Safety Officer 2012; Bond University, JD (Second Class Honours) 2015.
CALL TO THE BAR: June 2017
PRACTICE PROFILE: Marc A. Lowenstein joined the firm in 2015 after completing his law degree at Bond University in Australia. Before law school Marc spent more than 10 years in the construction industry in various positions ranging from a labourer, foreman, superintendent up to a Project Engineer for a large heavy civil construction company. Marc has also worked as a National Construction Safety Officer and consultant where he built, implemented and supervised health and safety programs for companies in the construction industry. Marc is focusing his practice on real estate and matters relating to construction including contracts, litigation and dispute resolution. Marc also recently joined the ADR Institute of Alberta and is working towards becoming a Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Arb.).
Tracy obtained her legal assistant diploma in 1991, has been with our firm since 1998 and has lead the amazing team at our 16 - 20 person law firm since 2015. In the time she has been here, Tracy has gained experience in almost every department of our firm and prior to joining our office she worked as the only staff member for small general practice lawyers so was fully responsible for all aspects of the law firm including setup, reception, bookkeeping and legal assistance on a large variety of files. Her past experience also includes a position as a borrowing department manager for a private lender where she dealt with in depth construction mortgage loans. As well, Tracy has been a licensed Realtor since 1997.
Our Team: Every member of our highly trained and specialized team of assistants, accountants and paralegals has a minimum of 7 years all the way up to 37 years of experience with most being around the 20 - 25 year mark so rest assured you are always in good and knowledgeable hands from the moment we get your file until the conclusion of your matter.
Our Clients: Every client is extremely important to all of us and we as a team pride ourselves on always ensuring quick, efficient responses, action and reporting on each and every file.