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Shawn Patenaude Law is a law firm in Preeceville and Yorkton practicing in the areas of real estate, wills and estates, corporate, business law, family law and general litigation.
The Yorkton office, which opened in January of 2012, is conveniently located in the newly constructed Sage Centre at 9-259 Hamilton Road in Yorkton. The location offers ground-level accessibility and ample parking. Inside, you will be awestruck by the magnificence of the office with its twelve foot ceilings and eight foot doors complimented with vibrant art and charming décor.
The Preeceville Office is open for appointments with Shawn on Wednesdays currently, but Courtney Yaremchuk is working out of that office almost exclusively. The Preeceville office is located in the former TD Bank building at 24 Main Street North. The office retains some of the old bank feel but will offer some new charm as well.
Shawn Patenaude is presently joined by lawyer, Habibat Kasim, articling student, Courtney Yaremchuk, third year law school student, Jesse Baron, and four support staff, Carrie Hill, Nicole Hartridge, Kylee Onofriechuck, Andrea Thomson and Emily De Sa to assist in his busy practice.
Shawn expects to be soon joined by additional staff as the business is expanded.
Shawn took the necessary measurements to ensure improved office productivity by incorporating new software programs and procedures in his practice. You will find these methods to be just as environmentally and economically friendly as his team of staff. The digital ‘paperless’ office is an accurate and time saving practice which (in some cases) effectively lowers the costs in legal fees. All documents are scanned and stored electronically (except where original signatures are required). Your trust is the foundation of Shawn’s practice. Be reassured that client confidentiality is secure with controlled access, encryption, and off-site back-up in which he has made great efforts to facilitate.
Shawn’s calm demeanour, patience and strong work ethic are attributed to growing up in a large family in small town Saskatchewan. Possessing a natural balance of charm and logic when communicating, makes it easy for him to establish personal relationships based on trust with his clients .
Shawn is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to his law degree, Shawn holds a commerce degree with studies in Economics and Financial Planning.
Although Shawn’s current practice includes a relatively small amount of court work, Shawn has had the opportunity to participate in several commercial litigation cases including two landmark wins decided by the Supreme Court of Canada ( Bank of Montreal v. Innovation Credit Union, 2010 SCC 47; Royal Bank of Canada v. Radius Credit Union, 2010 SCC 48).
Outside of professional responsibilities, Shawn’s favourite pastime is spending time with his beautiful wife Kristy and their three adorable, busy and growing children. Chances are, if you spend time in the Yorkton area, you just may see him creating an ‘up-do’ hairstyle at his daughter's dance class, cheering loudly for the Terriers at the Gallagher centre, getting his butt whooped on the golf course by his son, or enjoying a ‘date night’ out with his lovely wife at a local restaurant or theatre.
People are drawn to Shawn because he genuinely is, “Yorkton’s friendly, young neighbourhood lawyer.”
Habibat Kasim has been employed as an Associate with Shawn Patenaude Law since 2016 when she was called to the Bar following successful completion of the National Committee on Accreditation qualifying examination (“NCA”) for foreign trained lawyers and an articling experience with Shawn Patenaude. Habibat has a Bachelor of Law and was called to Nigerian Bar in 2004. Habibat also has a Master of Law, Majors in Corporate and Commercial law with the University of London, United Kingdom.
Habibat is happily married to Dr. Yusuf Kasim, who works at the Sunrise Health Region as a specialist Gynecologist and Obstetrician. Habibat and her husband have 3 beautiful daughters who keep them very busy being involved in sport activities, including soccer, volley ball, basketball, track and field and cross country. Habibat enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and baking.
Courtney grew up in southern Saskatchewan, and after graduating high school she attended the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Studies with a minor in History in 2017. She continued her education at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving her Juris Doctor from the College of Law in 2020. In her final year of law school, Courtney completed a semester abroad in England, at the University of Essex.
In the warmer months, Courtney enjoys running, gardening, and spending time outdoors on her farm. During the winter, she can be found at the rink watching her husband play hockey or reading while she tries to avoid the cold Saskatchewan winter. She is an avid plant enthusiast and can be found tending to her extensive plant collection all year round.
Jesse Baron has worked as a legal assistant at Shawn Patenaude Law since May of 2015 in the areas of real estate, estate planning, estate administration and corporate law. In addition, he is in the third year of a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
In his spare time, Jesse enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and two dogs, coaching baseball and volleyball, and performing with the Saltcoats Community Theatre group.
Carrie Hill grew up in central east Saskatchewan and has been the receptionist and legal assistant for Shawn Patenaude Law since 2017. Carrie has a Certificate in Office Administration. Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband and children who during the summer spend much of their time at their cabin. She also enjoys housekeeping, cooking, and walking her two dogs.
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Kylee Onofriechuck grew up in south east Saskatchewan, and has worked at Shawn Patenaude Law as his assistant since 2018.
Kylee loves learning new things and loves being challenged, therefore carries a varied portfolio including health care, financial services, office administration and the service industry. Kylee spends her personal time building and maintaining an oasis at Hayland Grove Farmacy & Retreat with her partner Mallory, where they cater to cabin guests as well as multiple dogs, cats, chickens, goats, rabbits, a potbellied pig, gardens and big dreams.
Andrea Thomson was born and raised in Chilliwack, BC. A wide variety of employment opportunities covering administrative and customer service experiences fill the pages of her CV in various high-end office settings. Besides her current employment with Shawn Patenaude Law, assisting in the real estate department, her employment experiences include reception, financial services representative, accounts payable manager, team leader, business owner, and not to mention holding the title of wife to an amazing husband of 25 years and mom to three amazing kiddos. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, biking and walks with her four-legged fur ball.
Emily grew up in central Saskatchewan and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Studies with a minor in Philosophy in 2018. After graduation, she worked for a year before returning to her studies at the Saskatoon Business College. She graduated from SBC with a Legal Assistant Certificate in May of 2020, effectively kickstarting her career in law. Outside of her work Emily is kept very busy with her many hobbies, including rebuilding and repairing cars, sewing and designing costumes, and video games.