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Tom Wagner

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Some of the representative matters in which Tom has been involved include:

  • Enforcing and collecting on unpaid invoices, including in the builders' lien and Public Works Act contexts

  • Addressing rental arrears and other lease defaults for both commercial landlords and tenants

  • Assisting in a major tax case pending before the Tax Court of Canada and arising out of transactions in oilsands assets

  • Assisting in a multimillion-dollar dispute dealing with the CAODC form of Master Daywork contract, which was successfully resolved

  • Assisting in the representation of a global EPC contractor on a C$70-million multi-party arbitration surrounding the construction of a sour gas facility

  • Acting for a Crown corporation in a C$270-million arbitrated dispute relating to delays, change orders and breach of contract during the construction of a power transmission project

  • Assisting in the representation of insurers in a C$540-million coverage dispute for business interruption and repair costs involving the refurbishment of a nuclear power facility

Awards & Recognition

Tom is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Ones to Watch – 2022–2023 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
Professional Activities

Tom is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Calgary Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates' Society.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Considerations Relating to Foreign Parental Indemnities
    Blakes Presentation to In-House Counsel, National Webcast, October 27, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Drafting to Address the New Builders' Lien Legislation
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, June 8, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Builders’ Lien Basics Presentation
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, June 6, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Builders’ Liens Primer and the New Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act
    Blakes Presentation to In-House Counsel, April 13, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: The Art and Science of Settling Litigation and Arbitration
    Blakes Presentation to In-House Counsel, March 15, 2022.
  • Speaker: Change Orders and Extras
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, November 17, 2021.
  • Speaker: The Art and Science of Settling Litigation and Arbitration
    Blakes Presentation to In-House Counsel, National Webcast, November 5, 2021.
  • Speaker: Significant Changes to the Builders' Lien Act and the Introduction of Prompt Payment Legislation to Alberta
    Presentation to the Canadian Bar Association Business Law Section North, June 24, 2021.
  • Speaker: Significant Changes to the Builders’ Lien Act and the Introduction of Prompt Payment Legislation to Alberta
    Presentation to the Canadian Bar Association Business Law Section South, April 15, 2021.
  • Speaker: Construction Dispute Resolution Seminar Series: Protecting Against Contractor and Subcontractor Default During Uncertain Economic Times
    Construction Dispute Resolution Seminar Series, December 10, 2020.
  • Speaker: The New Normal of Commercial Litigation: Moving Forward Litigation Effectively and Cost-Efficiently During and After the Pandemic
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, May 19, 2020.
  • Speaker: Proving Damages on Construction Projects
    Construction Dispute Resolution Seminar Series, December 3, 2019.
Education
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2015
J.D. (Hon.), University of Toronto - 2014
B.A. (Political Science, with Distinction), University of Alberta - 2010
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