Ifeoma M. Okoye

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IFEOMA M. OKOYE
ASSOCIATE
Phone: (780) 412-2716
Fax:  (780) 423-8946
iokoye@ackroydlaw.com

Preferred Areas of Practice

Environmental Law

Regulatory Law

Corporate/Commercial Law

Civil Litigation

Real Estate

Education & Background

LLB (Upper Honours), University of Nigeria, Nigeria 2001

BL (Upper Honours), Nigerian Law School, Nigeria 2003

LLM, University of Alberta 2007

CRM, Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI) and Risk Management Society (RIMS), Alberta, Canada, 2011

Called to the Nigerian Bar 2003

Called to the Alberta Bar 2013

Ifeoma Okoye obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nigeria in 2001 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003 after completing further mandatory studies at the Nigerian Law School. Ifeoma worked as an associate in G. Elias & Co., a business law firm in Lagos, Nigeria, where she gained practical experience in corporate/commercial law, banking law, securities law, and commercial litigation. She came to Canada in 2005 to pursue a Master of Laws degree in the University of Alberta, which she completed in 2007. Prior to joining Ackroyd LLP as an articling student in November 2012, Ifeoma worked in various positions, including as a regulatory compliance specialist, in ATB Financial’s corporate office in Edmonton and gained extensive banking experience.

Since Ifeoma’s call to the Bar in 2013, she has continued to work in various areas of the firm’s practice with a focus on environmental law, regulatory law, corporate/commercial law, and civil litigation.

Professional Associations and Other Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta, Instructor, CPLED Interviewing and Advising (Learning Exercises) course, 2013

Awards

  • Prince Bola Ajibola’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Jurisprudence, University of Nigeria, Nigeria, 2001
  • Departmental Prize for the Best Student in the Department of International Law and Jurisprudence, University of Nigeria, Nigeria, 2001
  • Alberta Law Foundation Scholarship, 2005
  • Graduate Assistantship and Bursary, University of Alberta, 2005-2007

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