Tara Russell
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9749

Tara practises in all areas of corporate/commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She has experience in a variety of areas, including contractual disputes, commercial real estate investment and lending disputes, product liability disputes and employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings.

Tara also maintains an employment practice that involves advising with respect to all aspects of the employment relationship.

Tara has appeared before the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Representative matters in which Tara has been involved include:

  • Assisting with successfully obtaining an Anton Piller order and attachment order for an Alberta pipeline company against a contractor suspected of misappropriating millions in company funds

  • Assisting with the representation of a foreign-owned development company in the litigation of a multimillion-dollar real estate fraud claim

  • Assisting with the appeal of multiple decisions of the Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta regarding a leasing company's immunity from claims stemming from workplace incidents involving leased vehicles

  • Representing a real estate company in a commercial foreclosure action and related litigation regarding heavily contaminated industrial property in Alberta

  • Assisting with the defence of a financial services company and mortgage brokerage company in a proposed securities class action proceeding

  • Representing a technology company in the successful resolution of a product liability claim

  • Assisting with the representation of a national pension plan with respect to a solicitor’s negligence action and dispute regarding surety liability for deficiencies in the construction of a multimillion-dollar commercial property

  • Assisting with the defence of a power generation company with respect to product liability claims

  • Assisting with the defence of a start-up company in a wrongful dismissal action, including the successful resolution of an executive officer's claim

  • Representing a non-profit organization in a supplier dispute

  • Representing a professional in defending a claim for breach of a non-solicitation agreement

  • Assisting a U.S. financing company with respect to a dispute with an Alberta-based accommodation services company regarding breach of a factoring agreement

  • Assisting with the defence of a contractor in a construction dispute regarding a water disposal injection facility

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Employment & Labour, Energy, and Oil & Gas, May 25, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Commercial Real Estate and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, May 12, 2016.
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