SUZANNE SMITH

SUZANNE SMITH

Suzanne grew up in the Peace Country on a farm. After starting her post-secondary education at GPRC, Suzanne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Suzanne’s experience from a farming family and her scientific background helps her negotiate on behalf of landowners.  She understands that landowners work hard every day for what they have and she wants to help them protect what is theirs.  Suzanne has had many roles throughout her career, including management and entrepreneurial activities while raising her family.  Since coming back to Grande Prairie to be closer to her family, she has joined our firm to assist Patrice in helping landowners.

Suzanne enjoys exploring the outdoors, biking, swimming and music, and is one of the francophone members on the Stringam team.

Education

Surface Rights

How Comparable Surface Rights Agreements Help to Determine the Proper Level of Compensation

Before I start to explain how comparable agreements can help to determine the proper level of compensation a landowner is …

Surface Rights

16 Reasons Why a Right-of-Entry Order is Better than a Surface Lease or Easement

Once an agreement on location and compensation is reached with the operator, I advise my clients that a Right-of-Entry Order issued by the Surface Rights Board protects their rights better than signing a Surface Lease or Easement form prepared by the Company.