Peter Collins

Peter Collins: Attorney with Field Law
  • Partner at Field Law (125 Attorneys)
  • 400 - 444 7 AVE SW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 0X8
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  • Peter Collins is a partner with Field Law. He is also the leader of Calgary's Business Law Group.
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    4.5/5.0 (15)
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Biography

Peter Collins is an experienced business lawyer focused on helping investors, landlords, tenants and others involved in commercial real estate transactions in Alberta and elsewhere in western Canada. Peter is especially knowledgeable in acquisition, leasing, financing and other complex commercial property matters, often involving office buildings and shopping centres. He frequently leads teams in major acquisitions.

Clients rely on Peter for help with a wide range of business issues. His years as a former litigator and as an in-house lawyer at Petro-Canada - (now Suncor Energy) - have given him a valuable, go-to perspective on what makes a deal work. And, he added, I started in a smaller firm where I had a general business law practice serving a lot of small to medium-sized businesses. That work taught me the need to be practical and to always keep the bigger picture in mind. This helps when I'm the senior person leading a team on a complicated deal or providing strategic advice to a business client. As a result, Peter has wide-ranging experience in business law, including construction, business litigation, foreclosures, insolvency and other commercial disputes and transactions.

Most of Peter's clients are now mid-sized and larger, including pension funds, private equity funds, REITs, a chartered bank with real estate transactions throughout western Canada, and other institutional investors, landlords, tenants and related service providers.

Clients don't deal with lawyers because they have a love of the law. They want to get deals done. That takes certainty, clarity, a detail-oriented thoroughness and practicality. My clients want to know what they're facing. Getting deals done also takes ample toughness, a quality my years as a litigator have given me.

Value to Clients

Regardless of the size, location or type of client or transaction, my role is to provide strategic guidance to our clients and to educate them about their deal risks and tactics - in a clear and practical fashion - so that they can make an informed choice about the best way forward, Peter explained.

Outside the Office

I love to ski, Peter explained. Glades, groomers and bowls are all fun, and powder days are the best!

He also likes to bike (mountain and road), hike and travel. Recent destinations? The American Rockies, Switzerland and Indochina. Up next: the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

Recognition

Commercial Leasing Law
The Best Lawyers in Canada
2018
Distinguished
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
2017
Volunteer of the Year award, SkiMeisters Alpine Racers
2002
George Bligh O'Connor Silver Medal in Law
University of Alberta
1982
Faculty of Law Dean's List
1980 - 1982
Bishop & McKenzie Prize in Company and Commercial Law
Chief Justice L.S. Turcotte Award
Jones Black Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement in First Year Law
Province of Alberta Scholarship

Community

Alpine Canada Alpin
National Official
1999 - 2009
Sunshine Alpine Racers
Vice President, Communications
2006 - 2008
Sunshine Alpine Racers
Board Member
2003 - 2008
Alberta Alpine Ski Association
Member, Alpine Chairs Committee
2004 - 2006
Alpine Racing Programs (Alpine Chair) - Sunshine Alpine Racers
Vice-President
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
City of Calgary Approving Authority for Campaigns for Public Contributions
Member
1987 - 1988
Theatre Calgary Banff/Calgary Road Race
Member, Organizing Committee
1985 - 1986
Conservative Party of Canada
Member
Calgary Elbow Wildrose Alliance Constituency Association
President
2012 - 2013
Calgary Elbow Wildrose Alliance Constituency Association
Vice President - Communications
2009 - 2011

News + Views + Events

August 2017
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018
25 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
25 Lawyers from Field Law Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018Field Law is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers have been included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Three of these lawyers are new additions and represent t...
May 2013
Understanding Landlord and Tenant Rights in Today's Changing Market (Panelist)
December 2012
Disasters and Property Leases - Don't Get Hit Twice
June 2012
Commercial Property Transactions
June 2012
Negotiating in Today's Market
November 2011
Commercial Leases - Rights and Remedies
October 2011
Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference - Green Leases and Green Buildings
May 2010
Commercial Leasing - Negotiating a Commercial Property Lease
Spring 2010
Software Licensing
November 17, 2009
Commercial Leasing Landlord Rights & Remedies
2009
Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference
2008
Calgary Real Estate Leasing Conference
2002 and 2006
Commercial Leasing
April 2006
Basics of Licensing Technology & Software
December 2000
Slip, Fall and Pay
April 2000
The E-Commerce Puzzle
April 2000
Leave No Stone Unturned
Spring 2000
Landlords, Competition and the Law
2000
Paperless Documents - Part of the E-Commerce Puzzle
Winter 1999
Be Ethical or Be Sued
Winter 1999
Assignments, Consents and Unreasonable Landlords
Winter 1999
DCTs Go Into History
December 1999
Lease Renewal Options
December 1999
Use 'Em or Lose 'Em?
Summer 1999
Eaton's - A First Class Liquidation
Spring 1999
Reasonable Commercial Efforts, What Does it Mean?
Summer 1998
Government Abolishes General Register
Spring 1998
Lease Indemnifiers Escape Liability
February 1998
New Law Makes Building Trespess Illegal
1996 & 1998
Law Courses for Real Property Administrators
1995
Bar Admission Course - Real Estate

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Real Estate
  • Small + Medium Business
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business
  • Finance + Banking

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 260 8516  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com/lawyer_overview.asp?lawyerID=36
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Commercial Section (South)
Past Chair
2014 - 2016
International Council of Shopping Centers, Membership
Member
2012 - 2016
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
Member
2006 - 2016
Law Society of Alberta
1983-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Real Property - Commercial Section (South)
Chair
2012-2014
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Registered Trade Mark Agent
1993-2013
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
Alberta Law Review, Editorial Board
1980-1982

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Peter and are representative of Peter's experience. Kalau v. Dahl [1985] A.J. No. 572 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1985
ISLN:
908266638

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (15)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.5/5.0
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    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

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  • Communication

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  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/29/17 in Commercial Real Estate on 09/29/17

    Peter represents his client well but remains agreeable and pleasant at all times.

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    Peter represents his client well but remains agreeable and pleasant at all times.

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  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/18/15 in Corporate Commercial Law on 04/18/15

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/18/15 in Commercial Real Estate on 04/18/15

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/18/15 in Real Estate on 04/18/15

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/18/15 in Corporate Litigation on 04/18/15

    Of absolutely the highest integrity.

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    Of absolutely the highest integrity.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 04/02/15 in Commercial Real Estate on 04/02/15

    A very solid and reasonable lawyer.

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    A very solid and reasonable lawyer.

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  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/08/13 in Real Estate on 02/08/13

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  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/07/11 in Commercial Law on 10/07/11

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Peter Collins

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/03/11 in Commercial Real Estate Contracts on 10/03/11

    I have always found Peter to be extremely knowledgeable, effective, and professional.

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    I have always found Peter to be extremely knowledgeable, effective, and professional.

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  • Peter Collins

    4.6/5.0 by a Other Legal Professional on 04/02/15 in Real Property on 04/02/15

    Peter is an excellent attorney I have worked with for many years in Alberta. He is always a pleasure to work with and provides excellent advice

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    Peter is an excellent attorney I have worked with for many years in Alberta. He is always a pleasure to work with and provides excellent advice

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