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, construction law, real estate law and employment-related litigation.

Tara also maintains an active employment practice that regularly involves preparing employment and consulting contracts, employee termination agreements and advising with respect to all aspects of the employment relationship.

Tara has appeared before the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Representative matters in which Tara has been involved include:

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

  • Participating in the mediation of a multimillion-dollar real estate fraud claim

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

  • Representing a mortgage investment corporation in a commercial foreclosure action and related litigation regarding heavily contaminated industrial property in Alberta

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

  • Assisting a U.S. financing company in pursuing summary judgment against an Alberta-based accommodation services company in relation to breach of a factoring agreement
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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