Ray Wiebe has developed a very successful practice in family law, divorce and collaborative law. Ray now serves primarily high net worth clients involved in divorce or family law proceedings. Ray is particularly adept at handling cases involving business interests and tax issues. Ray has conducted many Queen’s Bench Court trials and argued a significant number of appeals before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
Ray has been appointed to the role of Chairman of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission, after having served as a Commissioner since 2016. The Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission is the governing body of all Legal Aid offices in the Province of Saskatchewan. As Chairman, Ray acts as the head of the organization at the board level.
Ray is a Qualified Arbitrator, having been certified by the ADR Institute of Canada.
Ray also provides legal services for businesses, including incorporations, shareholder agreements, purchase and sale of businesses, and reorganizations, often done with tax planning strategies in mind.
Ray provides related services to clients in the area of wills, estates and trusts, including the development and implementation of estate planning initiatives designed to maximize the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next, minimizing tax in the process.
Ray’s estate litigation practice includes taking legal action for the protection or advancement of the interests of family members who have a claim on the estate, interpretations of wills and preservation of estate assets for the intended beneficiaries.
Ray also handles a steady volume of real estate transactions, both commercial and residential.
- Saskatchewan, 1983
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan, 1982
- Bachelor of Arts (Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1982
- Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
Awards & Recognition
- "Best Lawyers in Canada", Family Law, 2016-present
Memberships & Associations
- Canadian Bar Association
- Saskatoon Bar Association
- Law Society of Saskatchewan
- Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan Inc.
- Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association
- Saskatoon Estate Planning Council
- ADR Institute of Canada
- ADR Institute of Saskatchewan
- Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission
- Chairman, 2021
- Commissioner, 2016
Saskatchewan Legal Education Society
Public Legal Education Association (PLEA)
Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association (STLA)
Saskatoon Estate Planning Council
Saskatoon Rotary Clubs and other local organizations