Karen Tereposky

Karen Tereposky: Attorney with Field Law
  • Associate at Field Law (122 Attorneys)
  • 400 - 444 7 AVE SW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 0X8
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Karen Tereposky is a Calgary-based lawyer in Field Law’s Calgary office serving clients throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Clients come to Karen with a range of issues in the fields of labour and employment law, as well as seeking counsel for bankruptcy, insolvency, and general litigation. Karen’s clients are broadly representative of the province’s various industries, including energy and natural resources and public sector institutions, and include small, medium and large-sized businesses, employers and employees functioning in unionized and non-unionized environments, large commercial lenders, and other entities within the sphere of labour and employment law. She also has experience with family law.

Karen has appeared at multiple levels of court in Alberta and Saskatchewan, making her comfortable and confident in a variety of legal settings.

Clients rely on Karen to guide them through a variety of complex, high-stakes legal issues, including:

•Counsel throughout contentious labour and employment issues, including executive departures and wrongful dismissal claims
•Review of exit and severance packages on behalf of terminated employees or those who have been laid off
•Support during bankruptcies and large-scale employer restructurings, including layoffs
•Acting on behalf of trustees during bankruptcy filings

Value to Clients

Karen’s style of counsel and advising is practical and business focused, while still maintaining a calm approachability that puts clients at ease. She is acutely aware of the financial concerns and motivations of her clients, and acts accordingly. Her familiarity with the process of labour and employment disputes and typical outcomes allows her to manage client expectations while striving to secure an equitable resolution to an issue. When working on bankruptcy files, Karen’s ability to take into account and manage client concerns throughout what is often a contentious process, make her a trusted advisor and invaluable resource.

Outside of Work

Karen’s family keeps her on the go when she isn’t in the office. You can find her coaching soccer with one of her three children, or keeping herself busy by staying fit and active. Karen enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding and running.


Morton v Calgary Police Service, 2018 ABQB 532
Ashraf v. SNC Lavalin ATP Inc., 2017 ABCA 95
Freyberg v. Fletcher Challenge Oil & Gas Inc., 2002 ABQB 692, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
National Bank of Canada v. Merit Energy Ltd., 2001 ABQB 680, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

News + Views + Events

May 2018
Skip the Investigation and Risk Punitive Damages
June 2017
Certain Earnings During Notice Period Not Considered Mitigation
March 2017
Labour and Employment Year in Review 2016
March 2016
Dependent Contractors Awarded 26 Months’ Reasonable Notice
January - March 2016
Labour and Employment: 2015 Year in Review
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
November 2014
Reinstatement Available as a Remedy Nearly Ten Years After Last Day Worked
November 2002
Transfer of Directors’ Liabilities Through Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreements: How Effective Is It?

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency
  • Energy, Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Labour, Employment
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 260 8563  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
University Attended:
University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Arts, With Honours, 1996
Law School Attended:
University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Laws, With Great Distinction, 1999
Year of First admission:
2002, Saskatchewan; 2000, Alberta

Professional association
Law Society of Alberta Member 2000-Present

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Ashraf v. SNC Lavalin ATP Inc. 2017 ABCA 95 Alberta Court of Appeal 2017; Freyberg v. Fletcher Challenge Oil & Gas Inc. 2002 ABQB 692 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2013; National Bank of Canada v. Merit Energy Ltd. 2001 ABQB 680 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001
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