The right expertise to help you find resolution
as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Stay out of court with our dedicated team of legal, financial and mediation experts.

The right expertise to help you find resolution as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Stay out of court with our dedicated team of legal, financial and mediation experts.

Sarah Hawco

Co-founder / CA, CPA, LLM, CIRP, Q.Arb.
Sarah has an extraordinary wealth of legal and financial expertise that brings a 360-degree perspective to the dispute resolution process. She is a Chartered Accountant with a specialization in tax, as well as a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, and holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She is also a member of CPA Alberta, CAIRP, ACFE and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta. Prior to founding Hawco Peters, Sarah spent 13 years practising insolvency and turnaround management at national and international firms. She also provided a wide range of consulting, specializing in due diligence, business reviews and viability assessments, corporate taxation, estate planning, restructuring and alternative dispute resolution. Outside of her professional commitments, Sarah volunteers her time to teaching financial literacy at various schools and shelters.

Kent Peters

Co-founder / MBA / Finance & Restructuring Specialist
Kent has over 20 years of banking and finance experience, primarily focused in commercial credit risk. In addition to his previous role at RBC as Director of Commercial Credit and Special Loans across the Prairies, Kent managed RBC’s Agricultural Credit Risk division for all of Canada. Kent has an MBA from the University of Guelph, an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management through Athabasca University, and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba. After retiring from RBC in 2013, and prior to founding Hawco Peters, Kent continued to consult in the banking and restructuring industry, assisting companies in their recovery and growth efforts. In addition to his professional life, Kent owns and assists in the operations of his farm in Manitoba.

Hon. Gerard C. Hawco, Q.C.

Former Alberta Queen’s Bench Justice
Ged is a former Alberta Queen’s Bench Justice. Prior to joining the Queen’s Bench, he was an arbitrator in the labour and commercial fields for over 20 years. He served as vice-chair of the Alberta Labour Relations Board, chair of the Public Service Employee Relations Board, and a member of the Canadian Panel of Arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce. For 10 years, he was a member of the Court’s Commercial Division while continuing to hear family, criminal and other matters, before retiring from the Bench in August of 2017. Ged now uses his extensive legal knowledge and understanding of the litigation process for Hawco Peters, to help companies and individuals resolve disputes without going to court.

Tom Harland

Tom has 37 years of financial and commercial banking experience.  He collaboratively worked with and assisted a large number of clients across all industry types in restructuring and insolvency, lending, advisory services, and cash management. Prior to retiring from RBC at the end of 2018, Tom was the Director of Special Loans and Advisory Services for western Canada, responsible for a large team that covered Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Territories. Tom has a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree from the University of Manitoba, has a Fellowship in the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and has advanced training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to his banking career, Tom and his wife owned and operated a successful property management company in Calgary.

Doug Hickey

Doug has forty years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to his recent retirement, Doug was a Senior Manager within RBC’s Group Risk Management, responsible for adjudicating all agriculture files where loans exceeded $10 million across Canada. He worked collaboratively with a large number of agriculture account managers and their sales leaders and coached them to put better deals in place. He also provided guidance for files where risk was increasing. Before moving into Risk Management roles, Doug was a branch manager at a number of branches both urban and rural. Doug was also involved in the design and delivery of credit training programs during his time at CIBC. Doug studied economics at Trent University in Peterborough.
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Sarah Hawco

Co-founder / Master of Law, CA, CPA, LLM, CIRP, Q.Arb.
Sarah has an extraordinary wealth of legal and financial expertise that brings a 360-degree perspective to the dispute resolution process. She is a Chartered Accountant with a specialization in tax, as well as a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, and holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She is also a member of CPA Alberta, CAIRP, ACFE and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta. Prior to founding Hawco Peters, Sarah spent 13 years practising insolvency and turnaround management at national and international firms. She also provided a wide range of consulting, specializing in due diligence, business reviews and viability assessments, corporate taxation, estate planning, restructuring and alternative dispute resolution. Outside of her professional commitments, Sarah volunteers her time to teaching financial literacy at various schools and shelters.
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Kent Peters

Co-founder / MBA / Finance & Restructuring Specialist
Kent has over 20 years of banking and finance experience, primarily focused in commercial credit risk. In addition to his previous role at RBC as Director of Commercial Credit and Special Loans across the Prairies, Kent managed RBC’s Agricultural Credit Risk division for all of Canada. Kent has an MBA from the University of Guelph, an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management through Athabasca University, and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba. After retiring from RBC in 2013, and prior to founding Hawco Peters, Kent continued to consult in the banking and restructuring industry, assisting companies in their recovery and growth efforts. In addition to his professional life, Kent owns and assists in the operations of his farm in Manitoba.

Hon. Gerard C. Hawco, Q.C.

Former Alberta Queen’s Bench Justice
Ged is a former Alberta Queen’s Bench Justice. Prior to joining the Queen’s Bench, he was an arbitrator in the labour and commercial fields for over 20 years. He served as vice-chair of the Alberta Labour Relations Board, chair of the Public Service Employee Relations Board, and a member of the Canadian Panel of Arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce. For 10 years, he was a member of the Court’s Commercial Division while continuing to hear family, criminal and other matters, before retiring from the Bench in August of 2017. Ged now uses his extensive legal knowledge and understanding of the litigation process for Hawco Peters, to help companies and individuals resolve disputes without going to court.

Tom Harland

Tom has 37 years of financial and commercial banking experience.  He collaboratively worked with and assisted a large number of clients across all industry types in restructuring and insolvency, lending, advisory services, and cash management. Prior to retiring from RBC at the end of 2018, Tom was the Director of Special Loans and Advisory Services for western Canada, responsible for a large team that covered Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Territories. Tom has a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree from the University of Manitoba, has a Fellowship in the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and has advanced training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to his banking career, Tom and his wife owned and operated a successful property management company in Calgary.

Doug Hickey

Doug has forty years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to his recent retirement, Doug was a Senior Manager within RBC’s Group Risk Management, responsible for adjudicating all agriculture files where loans exceeded $10 million across Canada. He worked collaboratively with a large number of agriculture account managers and their sales leaders and coached them to put better deals in place. He also provided guidance for files where risk was increasing. Before moving into Risk Management roles, Doug was a branch manager at a number of branches both urban and rural. Doug was also involved in the design and delivery of credit training programs during his time at CIBC. Doug studied economics at Trent University in Peterborough.