Before becoming a family lawyer, Marcus was a social worker and he uses this experience when working through difficult divorces and separations. He is an accredited family law mediator, and certified collaborative divorce lawyer and he believes that mediation and negotiation can save time and resources in most family law cases.
Marcus has negotiated many large divorce settlements and has a history of success in mediating complex family law files. However, Marcus is also a forceful advocate in family court and understands that for some divorces litigation within the court system is the best option.
Marcus regularly appears in family court in Alberta and British Columbia and has been rated online as one of the top family lawyers in Calgary.
Marcus is passionate about family law and prides himself on the diverse experience he has gained from taking on many different types of divorce files. He has worked on multiple high net-worth files with over $50 million in assets.
He has successfully appeared in provincial, supreme and appeal courts. He has also conducted multiple trials in the child welfare system. He has assisted clients on complex international child abduction cases and was retained to provide an opinion to the High Court of London England on an international child custody case.
Marcus founded Crossroads Law with the goal of creating a family law firm that truly responds to the needs of clients. He believes that clients should expect great customer service including timely responses and efficient progress on their file. He takes customer services seriously and makes himself personally available to discuss any issues with clients.
Marcus also understands that the cost of legal assistance can be a barrier for many and that is why Crossroads Law offers alternative billing models like flat rates. He also strongly believes that the legal coaching model improves access to justice by empowering individuals who may not have the funds to hire a lawyer to represent themselves in their family law case.
Giving back to the community is important for Marcus. He has sat on various non-profit boards and volunteered with numerous organizations. Marcus has also trained law students on family law litigation and has presented family law topics to various community and business groups.