Jim, a native of Winnipeg, moved to Calgary in 1977 after first attending the University of Manitoba from 1974 to 1976. While attending the University of Calgary he earned a Bachelor of Physical Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and received his Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1987. Jim established Reich Law in January of 1990.
Throughout his career Jim has been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association (“CBA”) in the various sections affecting his practice. Since 1990 he has chaired the Foreclosure Subsection for six years and the Residential Real Estate Subsection for two years. He currently serves on the executive of the CBA Foreclosure Subsection.
Jim has been a guest speaker to the Foreclosure, Real Property and Young Lawyer Subsections of the CBA. He has regularly been a panel member and presented papers to seminars of the Legal Education Society of Alberta (“LESA”).
Jim is committed to training up the next generation of law professionals and for many years has volunteered in the Mentor Connect program of the Law Society of Alberta which connects young lawyers with senior members of the profession.
Jim has given many presentations to members of the real estate and banking community and has co-instructed the foreclosure courses at the Calgary Real Estate Board.
Jim met the love of his life, Lorrie in 1982. They have two adult children, Wren and Taylor. In his spare time, Jim loves to golf, travel and sing. One day he will pursue his guitar again.
Katja (Kat) was born in Germany, where her father, a member of the Canadian RCAF met her German mother. She moved to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1975 and lived there until she graduated from high school in 1986. ln 1992 she graduated from Brandon University with a Bachelor of Arts. After working several years with the Government of Canada in various capacities, she decided to pursue her law degree at the University of Manitoba. Katja received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba in 2000.
Katja established her own practice in 2001, which practice focused on both matrimonial law and real estate conveyancing. As a matrimonial lawyer, Katja often attended court at the Provincial Court and Court of Queen's Bench levels, with some appearances at the Court of Appeal as well. ln 2014, Katja joined a law firm specializing in real estate law, which gave her the opportunity to focus on the type of work that she most enjoys.
Katja joined Reich Law in August of 2018. She brings with her a passion for real estate conveyancing and a desire to create a positive experience for the clients she serves.
Katja has resided with her common law husband for about 25 years. They have a l0-year old daughter, Shayna, and an 18 month old mixed breed rescue dog, both of whom keep them very busy. ln her spare time, Katja loves to garden, travel and cook.
Lorrie has worked at Reich Law in a number of capacities over the years. Lorrie enjoys interacting with clients and working with staff to promote a team approach to delivering legal services. She loves her family, golf and warm weather.
Sr. Real Estate Assistant
Cathy joined Reich Law in July 2012 after having worked as a legal assistant in both Ontario and Alberta. She has more than 30 years experience as an assistant and oversees our Real Estate Department. She loves animals and enjoys listening to music.
Wren is our friendly, capable receptionist who enjoys interacting with our clients. He is a graduate of ACAD and is planning on returning to school to pursue the sciences. He loves dance, gaming and food!