Employee Name

Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Commercial Real Estate and Leasing
  • Land Use Planning, Municipal & Development
  • Regulatory Advocacy

Year of Call

  • 2011, Alberta

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of Calgary, 2006
  • Juris Doctor, University of Alberta, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta

Representative Work

  • Has successfully appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta at trials, appeals, and interlocutory applications. Has successfully prosecuted claims to judgment and has successfully defended claims at trial and on appeal.
  • Has appeared before various regulatory tribunals such as the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Surface Rights Board, and the Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Service.
  • Has advised and acted on behalf of developers, builders, homeowners, vendors, purchasers, lenders, landlords and tenants in property, land titles, lease, and construction disputes.
  • Has advised and acted on behalf of various financial institutions, trust companies and private lenders in the realization of secured and unsecured debts, including the foreclosure of mortgages and caveats, and the enforcement of general security agreements, debentures, promissory notes and other debt instruments.
  • Has advised and acted on behalf of creditors and debtors in various bankruptcy, insolvency and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act matters.
  • Has advised and acted on behalf of judgment-creditors in the realization of judgments through enforcement and execution proceedings, including seizure, garnishment, and the sale of real property. Has also advised and acted on behalf of judgment-debtors defending against enforcement and execution proceedings.
  • Has advised and assisted in creditors and debtors in the negotiation and drafting of forbearance and settlement agreements.
  • Has advised and acted on behalf of private and institutional lenders as well as borrowers in secured lending transactions.
  • Has acted on behalf of various clients resolving or litigating on contractual disputes including cross-border litigation on contracts. Has litigated on a wide variety of commercial contracts including share purchase contracts, asset sale agreements, purchase and sale contracts, sale of goods contracts, service contracts, finder’s fee agreements, successful fee agreements, advisory agreements, settlement agreements, and various oilfield contracts including farmout agreements and operating agreements.
  • Has acted on behalf of landowners in successfully opposing transmission lines proposed in the Western Alberta Transmission Line Project, the Eastern Transmission Line Project, the Southern Alberta Transmission Line Project, the Red Deer Area Transmission Project, and the East Calgary Transmission Project.
  • Has successfully advanced annual compensation review applications and damages claims against operators at the Surface Rights Board on behalf of landowners. Has further advised and acted on behalf of landowners at the Surface Rights Board on applications for right-of-entry orders, compensation orders, and various other applications.
  • Has advised and assisted various charitable organizations on a variety of matters including, drafting agreements, providing day-to-day advice, and advising on matters relating to charitable status.
  • Has acted as a mediator or negotiator in resolving various disputes without resorting to the Court process and has successfully participated in various mediations, arbitrations, and judicial dispute resolutions.