DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9135
Labour & Employment
LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta
BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2013)
Steven has built a reputation for offering sound advice to clients, ensuring they fully understand each step of the litigation process and the broader legal implications of their decisions.
In his labour and employment practice, Steven primarily advises employers on the types of disputes that arise within the workplace. As an active participant in the political arena, he understands the importance of establishing clear goals, developing a concise narrative, and executing on a strategy to achieve results. This approach allows Steven to identify your company’s objectives and vigorously pursue them. His experience representing management also gives him the know-how to obtain the best possible outcome when hired by individual employees.
In Steven’s commercial litigation practice he has acted for private corporations, public entities and individuals in a wide range of disputes. He has developed specialized expertise in the areas of defamation, First Nations litigation, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenants and fiduciary duties. His litigation experience makes an effective advocate in all settings – including settlement negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, chambers, arbitration, and trial.
Steven is active member of the Edmonton community and believes strongly in community service. He supports a wide range of causes that help make the city a better place to live, work, and play.
Awards and Recognition:
Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:
Steven’s labour and employment practice covers a wide range of issues faced by employers and employees. He counsels a number of large organizations with respect to labour relations, HR policies, privacy issues, terminations, grievances, human rights complaints and employment standards claims. He also regularly acts for employers and senior level employees with respect to contractual reviews, severance analysis, and wrongful or constructive dismissal claims.
Steven has been involved in a number of shareholder disputes, high-profile defamation claims, contractual disputes, and large commercial arbitrations.