Builders' Liens in Alberta: Procedure, Law and the Annotated Act, 2017-2018

By: Bryan G. West, B.A. (UofC), J.D. (Queens)
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8395-0
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 280 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2018-02-23
Publisher: Carswell
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Introducing the fastest way to seize the advantage in any situation Until now, dealing with builders' liens in Alberta has been a formidable task. The legislation is difficult, the field itself rife with industry specific, unwritten "rules" that are known only to those immersed in daily practice. As creatures of statute, builders' liens demand strategic considerations not applicable to normal litigation procedure. What's complex for practitioners is even more daunting to non lawyers. For the first time, you have a practical, no-nonsense guide to this complex area. Builders' Liens in Alberta: Procedure, Law and the Annotated Act, 2017-2018 is the only publication to specifically address practical aspects of builders' lien litigation in the province – and to explain, interpret and clarify the Alberta Builders' Lien Act. It's a welcome handbook and daily practice aid for construction lawyers, and an essential guide for non-lawyers and practitioners who must sometimes venture into the area. Discover penetrating insight and practical guidance on builders' liens Construction Lawyers will draw on expert annotation of the Act; find the relevant case law to illustrate interpretations; enjoy quick access to the unwritten "rules" specific to the industry; and rely on a wealth of practice aids – including quick reference guides, checklists and precedents. Contractors and development firms alike will protect their interests with plain-language guidance on practical solutions to builders' lien litigation problems; recommendations for effective strategies; and an insider's illumination of the unwritten "rules" that can propel – or derail – your case. Find Alberta-specific guidance on:

  • Registering a lien
  • Defending against liens
  • Prevenient arrangements
  • Priorities
  • Vendors' liens
  • And more

Until now, any discussion of Alberta's legislation and practice guidelines came as a small part of a broad Canadian overview. Why practise with anything else when you can turn to an Alberta-specific guide written by an Alberta specialist?

About the Author

Bryan G. West is a partner with McCarthy Tétrault LPP in Calgary, Alberta. He practices in corporate/commercial litigation with a focus on construction, major project development, procurement, commercial tenancy, and real property disputes. Bryan regularly acts as counsel to some of Canada’s largest institutional owners, contractors and engineering firms, in all manner of complex industrial and commercial construction, project development, real property, oil & gas and commercial tenancy disputes.

Bryan is an author and contributing author of multiple books, including:

  • Builders' Liens in Alberta: Procedure, Law and the Annotated Act
  • Heintzman and Goldsmith on Canadian Building Contracts 5th Edition

Bryan regularly writes and lectures on construction, project development, real property, oil & gas and commercial landlord tenant issues before clients, industry groups and other lawyers in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, including at the University of Calgary and for the Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law program.

Bryan was born and raised in Banff, Alberta and received his B.A. from the University of Calgary in 2007, where, among other accomplishments, he served three terms on the University Board of Governors, received the Order of the University of Calgary in 2006 and the Alberta Centennial medal for outstanding contributions to society in 2007. Bryan received his JD from Queen’s University in 2010 and was called to the Alberta bar in 2011.



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