In his music law practice, Kevin assists individual artists, bands and college radio stations with managing their intellectual property rights and business structures.
Kevin’s approach to files is a practical one, with an intent to see his client goals achieved in an efficient manner that is cognizant of their particular business needs, regardless of whether they’re a national Insurer dealing with a multi-party claim, or a solo jazz musician with a new recording contract.
Kevin is very involved with Student Legal Assistance as a staff lawyer supervising more than 100 law students at the University of Calgary who represent low income clients with civil claims, contract, employment residential tenancy and bankruptcy matters. He also writes the Civil Law fact pattern for the Annual Student Legal Assistance Trial Competition.
Kevin has appeared at the trial level before the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. Prior to joining McLennan Ross, Kevin was in-house counsel with a national insurer for nearly five years.
•Provided ongoing risk analysis to insurance claims personnel and insured persons, in a variety of personal injury, professional negligence, construction, and commercial/general liability claims, as well as contract/coverage disputes.
•Defended a national insurer in a variety of denial of coverage and alleged bad faith claims.
•Represented clients in a variety of construction, fire-loss, motor vehicle collision, slip-and-fall, subrogation, and surety claims.
•Advised and represented Canadian bands in negotiations concerning recording contracts.
•Provided advice to a local radio station relating to management and monetizing of intellectual property assets.
•Provided summary advice for a variety of musicians, graphic artists, and writers.
•Represented a musician in a copyright dispute relating to the use of a copyrighted work in a television program.
•Appeared as trial counsel before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta (Civil and Criminal Divisions) in various civil and criminal matters.
•Represented parties as litigation counsel in numerous commercial, contractual, construction, criminal, surety, and tort matters.
•Regularly prepared pleadings, affidavits, legal briefs, and other court matters.
•Prepared for and attended Examinations for Discovery/Questioning on a variety of matters, including personal injury actions, insurance claims, contract disputes, and other tort matters.
•Represented clients at private mediations and judicial dispute resolutions on a variety of civil litigation matters.
•Provided advice and supervision for an insurance claims subrogation unit, assisting and advising on a risk assessment related to property damage claims.
•Represented a supplier in a complex litigation relating to the construction of an airport.
Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:
•Volunteer, Student Legal Assistance
•Volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance