Long time Drumheller legal firm Ross, Todd and Company, is about to undergo a name change.
Herman, Kloot and Company will be the new name of the firm as of February 1, 2010.
“The name change reflects the changes in our firm,” partner Colin Kloot told The Mail. “Bill Herman and myself are partners in the firm and want to note as well that our associate, Sharon Clark, will continue with our office.”
Bill Herman, who grew up in East Coulee, has been with the firm since 1979. He articled with the firm and entered the bar in Drumheller in 1980. He has been a partner for many years.
Colin Kloot began his law practice in South Africa in 1980. He started with Ross, Todd and Company in 1999, and became a partner in 2001.
Kloot says Doug Todd has not been with the firm for about seven years, and currently operates a separate practice in Hanna. Bob Ross retired as a partner about three years ago, but will remain with the firm.
“He (Ross) has elected to spend more time travelling, pursuing personal interests, but he continues to be of service to his clients,” said Kloot.
Sharon Clark continues her long-standing career with the firm working as an associate in general practice and litigation, and specializes in family law.
The office is a standing agent for the Director of Public Prosecutions and prosecutes drug matters. Kloot is also the Town of Drumheller’s solicitor. The firm will continue to operate a general varied practice, including areas of civil, family, corporate and defense law.