Peter Collins: Lawyer with Field Law

Peter Collins

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Calgary,  AB  Canada
Phone403 260 8516

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Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Transactional and Corporate
  • Commercial Real Estate
 
University Universite de Sherbrooke, Dalhousie University, 1981
 
Law SchoolComparative Law Certificate, Comparative Law Program; University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1982
 
Admitted1983, Alberta
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations

Association Title Dates
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Real Property - Commercial Section (South)
Chair
2012-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Real Property - Commercial Section (South)
Vice-Chair
2011-2012
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Real Property - Commercial Section (South)
Executive Member
2009-2010
Law Society of Alberta
1983-Present
Alberta Law Review, Editorial Board
1980-1982
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Registered Trade Mark Agent
1993-2013
International Council of Shopping Centers, Membership Member 2012-Present

 
Biography

Peter carries on a wide-ranging business law practice, providing strategic advice to clients, and leading teams in acquisition transactions. Peter articled with the firm and practiced as a litigator for five years. He also has corporate counsel experience from his time as counsel in Petro-Canada's head office law department. Peter also has extensive experience in commercial property matters (acquisitions and leasing, in particular).

Leadership and Executive

Professional Associations

Association Title Dates
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Real Property - Commercial Section (South) Executive Member 2009-2010

Volunteer, Pro Bono, and Community Organizations

Organization Title Dates
Calgary Elbow Wildrose Alliance Constituency Association President 2012-2013
Calgary Elbow Wildrose Alliance Constituency Association Vice President - Communications 2009-2011
Sunshine Alpine Racers Vice President, Communications 2006-2008
Alpine Racing Programs (Alpine Chair) - Sunshine Alpine Racers Vice-President 2004-2006
Sunshine Alpine Racers Board Member 2003-2008
SkiMeisters Alpine Racers Board Member 2000-2002
City of Calgary Approving Authority for Campaigns for Public Contributions Chair 1988-1988

Volunteer / Pro Bono

Our lawyers have a strong commitment to their communities volunteering in a broad range of sectors often in leadership capacities. As a Firm, we recognize, applaud and support their efforts. Below are some of the community, volunteer or pro bono committments Peter has made.

Organization Position Date
Calgary Elbow Wildrose Alliance Constituency Association President 2012-2013
Calgary Elbow Wildrose Alliance Constituency Association Vice President - Communications 2009-2011 Sunshine Alpine Racers Vice President, Communications 2006-2008
Alpine Racing Programs (Alpine Chair) - Sunshine Alpine Racers Vice-President 2004-2006 Sunshine Alpine Racers Board Member 2003-2008
Member, Alpine Chairs Committee 2004-2006 SkiMeisters Alpine Racers Board Member 2000-2002
Mayfair Bel-Aire Community Association Board Member 1995-2000 City of Calgary Approving Authority for Campaigns for Public Contributions Chair 1988-1988
Theatre Calgary Banff/Calgary Road Race Member, Organizing Committee 1985-1986 Alpine Canada Alpin National Official 1999-2009
Conservative Party of Canada Member Building Owners and Managers Association Former Member
Calgary Chamber of Commerce Former Member City of Calgary Approving Authority for Campaigns for Public Contributions Member 1987-1988

Honours and Awards

Honour or Award Organization Date
George Bligh O'Connor Silver Medal in Law, University of Alberta 1982
Jones Black Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement in First Year Law
Bishop & McKenzie Prize in Company and Commercial Law
Chief Justice L.S. Turcotte Award
Faculty of Law Dean's List 1981-1982
Province of Alberta Scholarship
Volunteer of the Year award, SkiMeisters Alpine Racers 2002

Published Works

We are committed to keeping our clients educated and informed on the issues affecting them. The following published works were written, or contributed to, by Peter.

Articles

Title Publication Date
Disasters and Property Leases - Don't Get Hit Twice The Advisor December 2012
Battle of the Forms The Advisor Spring 2011 Software Licensing The Advisor Spring 2010
Slip, Fall and Pay Bricks & Mortar December 2000 Landlords, Competition and the Law Bricks & Mortar Spring 2000
Leave No Stone Unturned The Corporate Advantage April 2000 The E-Commerce Puzzle The Entrepreneur April 2000
Paperless Documents - Part of the E-Commerce Puzzle The Entrepreneur 2000 DCTs Go Into History Bricks & Mortar Winter 1999
Assignments, Consents and Unreasonable Landlords Bricks & Mortar Winter 1999 Be Ethical or Be Sued Bricks & Mortar Winter 1999
Use 'Em or Lose 'Em? Bricks & Mortar December 1999 DCT's Go Into History The Entrepreneur October 1999
Eaton's - A First Class Liquidation Field Law Summer 1999 New Law Makes Building Trespess Illegal Field Law February 1998

Presentations

As a service to our clients, our lawyers regularly present at seminars and speaking engagements to audiences in cities across Alberta, the Northwest Territories and North America.

Lecturer / Teaching Positions

The following is a list of lectures, classes, seminars or speaking engagements given or taught by Peter:

Topic Audience Dates
Law Courses for Real Property Administrators Mount Royal College 1996 & 1998
Sessional Lecturer: Bar Admission Course - Real Estate Legal Education Society of Alberta 1995


Past Presentations

The following is a list of presentations, seminars or speaking engagements previously given by Peter:

Presentation Audience Date
Understanding Landlord and Tenant Rights in Today's Changing Market (Panelist) Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference May 2013
Commercial Property Transactions Calgary Real Estate Board - Commercial Realtors June 2012
Negotiating in Today's Market Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference June 2012
Commercial Leases - Rights and Remedies Calgary Real Estate Board - Commercial Realtors November 2011
Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference - Green Leases and Green Buildings Commercial Property Owners, Brokers and Property Managers October 2011
Commercial Leasing - Negotiating a Commercial Property Lease May 2010
Commercial Leasing Landlord Rights & Remedies Field Law Clients and Guests November 17, 2009
Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference Commercial Property Owners, Brokers and Property Managers 2009
Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference Commercial Property Owners, Brokers and Property Managers 2008
Basics of Licensing Technology & Software Field Law Clients and Guests April 2006
Commercial Leasing CBA Young Lawyers section 2002 and 2006
Bar Admission Course - Real Estate Legal Education Society of Alberta 1995

 
Reported CasesReported Cases: We advocate for our clients before decision makers at courts and tribunals to have their issues resolved. The reported cases below belong to Peter and are representative of Peter's experience. Case Cite Court Year Kalau v. Dahl [1985] A.J. No. 572 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1985
 
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Peter Collins

400 - 604 1 Street SW
CalgaryAB T2P 1M7




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