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Bryan West authors a Practical Guide to Navigating Builders’ Liens in Alberta

Calgary, December 2, 2016 — “Builders’ Liens in Alberta: Procedure, Law and the Annotated Act, 2016-2017” by McCarthy Tétrault senior associate Bryan West is now available. The first of its kind, this is an indispensable guide to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory system following the introduction of the Alberta Builders’ Lien Act.

This all-encompassing guide offers a practical and streamlined review of a complex provincial liens system. Burdened by bulky regulatory legislation, the field is often over complicated while demanding specific, strategic consideration. Abundant “unwritten rules” within the system represent daunting hurdles for those not involved in daily industry practice. With expert annotation of the Builders’ Lien Act, this guide will be an essential tool for those focused on achieving their industry goals.

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Practical Guide to Navigating Builders’ Liens in Alberta

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Plain-language advice includes relevant case law, applicable strategy, and an insider’s view of the most common “unwritten rules” that threaten, or help achieve business objectives. An example of Alberta-specific information includes:

  • preventing liens;
  • managing development contracts;
  • defending against liens;
  • registering liens;
  • resolving lien disputes;
  • prevenient arrangements;
  • priorities; and
  • vendors’ liens.

Until now, any discussion of Alberta's legislation and practice guidelines came as a small part of a broad Canadian overview. Bryan West includes a culmination of his knowledge and expertise developed as a practising litigator in Alberta. Bryan represents and advises a diverse range of clients in the construction and development sector, with an emphasis on national and multinational institutional developers/owners, general contractors, engineers and architects, respecting construction or development related disputes, including complex construction matters such as subdivisions, hotels, factories, commercial property, pipelines, refineries, oil sands and large renewable energy projects. He has substantial experience in matters including builders’ liens, construction and contract disputes, including engineering procurement contracts.

This Alberta-specific guide is published by Thomson Reuters and is available for purchase here.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.