We empower you and your business to navigate the complexities of law. Luke Ratzlaff provides legal solutions in the areas of small business law, estate planning, debt collection, real estate, family law, and other areas. Most solutions are offered on a fixed fee basis so that you know, up front, the scope and the cost of our work.
You have great business ideas. We help ensure you are not bogged down with the legal complexities of starting and running your business.
We help you plan and arrange for what happens to your assets once you have passed. Whether your estate is simple or complex we help eliminate future uncertainties as to how your estate is administrated.
We offer fixed fee transaction for residential and commercial purchases, sales, mortgages, and refinancing. We also assist with drafting and negotiating lease agreements, management agreements, and purchase agreements.
We help recover debts from individuals and business. We locate, investigate, and provide a cost benefit analysis of pursuing different options to collect. We negotiate with your debtor and prosecute as necessary in small claims court or in the Court of Queen's Bench.
We protect your rights and the longterm best interests of your family. This includes prosecuting and defending Court of Queen's Bench and Provincial Court claims for custody, spousal support, child support, property, and divorce. Often these matters can be resolved outside of court through negotiation or mediation, which we assist with and in fact encourage.
We cover all areas of contract law including breach of contract, misrepresentation, fraud, illegal contracts, and contract formation.
We started Ratzlaff Law in 2016 with the belief that legal services should be accessible and transparent. Luke leverages technology and business processes to deliver efficient, client driven solutions. We provide a fixed fee quote whenever possible so you know ahead of time what our services cost. If your matter is complex, you will receive frequent progress reports through to project completion.
Luke began his legal career with a background in the field of information technology and critical thinking. While providing information technology consulting services, Luke graduated from the University of Calgary with distinction in Philosophy in 2005, completed a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Concordia University in 2009, a Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2013, and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2014. Prior to starting his own business, Luke practiced in a boutique litigation firm in downtown Calgary, then as a small town general practitioner in Crowsnest Pass. He now focuses on small business law and estate and wealth planning for families and businesses.
Luke enjoys photography, art, and running. During his academic career, Luke competed on varsity track and field teams for the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and the University of British Columbia. He is currently training for a half-marathons and various trail races.