Geoff Adair
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9601

Geoff practises in all areas of corporate/commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He has experience in a variety of areas, including insurance coverage and defence, collections, trust litigation, negligence and product liability, and energy litigation. He also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and judicial dispute resolution.

Geoff has appeared as counsel at the Court of Queen's Bench and the Court of Appeal of Alberta.

Prior to joining Blakes, Geoff completed articles of clerkship with the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Calgary, where he was articled to the Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Martin.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent matters in which Geoff has been involved include:

  • Successfully defending an Alberta pipeline company from an application to stay regulatory proceedings
  • Participating in the mediation and resolution of a significant business interruption claim on behalf of the insurers
  • Obtaining and enforcing judgment for unpaid invoices on behalf of a travel centre operator
  • Making costs submissions to the Alberta Energy Regulator in relation to a regulatory hearing on a major pipeline project
  • Acting for a major utility in respect of power purchase arrangement disputes
  • Successfully representing an Alberta pipeline company in response to an application for permission to appeal a decision of the Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Acting on behalf of two energy companies in claims arising from unplanned refinery outages
  • Defending a not-for-profit director against allegations of breach of fiduciary duty
  • Securing injunctive relief for a franchisor against a former franchisee
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Litigation and Dispute Resolution, June 9, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, March 28, 2017.
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