Andrea Riccio

Andrea Riccio

Andrea Riccio

Counsel, Barrister & Solicitor (Alberta)

For nearly 30 years, Andrea has advised owner-operated and family businesses, entrepreneurs and non-resident investors across various industries. He has regularly helped clients on a variety of commercial matters including business transactions, debt and equity financings, franchises, intellectual property licensing, commercial litigation, exempt securities matters and the buying, selling, financing and leasing of commercial real estate.

Andrea started his legal career in Toronto in 1988 at a boutique Bay Street law firm where he articled and worked as an associate and partner. Upon returning to Calgary in 1994, he helped launch IT services group, Inner-Site Corporation, which was acquired by CDI Corporation (a $2 billion firm based in Santa Clara, California) in 1997. That year, he also founded Kre8tive Law Group, another boutique firm where he managed a staff of up to 13 people for 20 years before taking a step back from active practice in 2018. While at Kre8tive, he helped found GFLS Legal Alliance - an international network of independent law firms focused on the needs of SMEs with offices in Germany, Italy, Spain, Serbia and Brazil.

Andrea is deeply committed to improving the law firm business model. In 2010, Kre8tive Law was one of the first law firms in Canada to offer legal services on-line, go completely paperless and give their staff the ability to work remotely. Andrea's views have been published in several legal and business publications and blogs. As a technology enthusiast, Andrea continues to explore how technology can make the delivery of legal services more effective and affordable.

Andrea was a learning group facilitator for CPLED (Alberta’s bar admission course) and have been a panelist on seminars organized by the Canadian Bar Association and Legal Education Society of Alberta in addition to speaking at various industry events. Andrea has also authored A Guide to Non-resident Investment in Canada/Alberta.

Andrea is currently a member of the Law Societies of Alberta and Ontario and the Calgary Bar Association.

Education:

  • University of Alberta (LL.B, 1988)
  • University of Calgary (B.Comm with Distinction), 1985)

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