Gerhard J. Seifner

Gerhard J. Seifner: Attorney with McLennan Ross LLP
  • Partner at McLennan Ross LLP
  • 600 McLennan Ross Building, 12220 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5N 3Y4
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Gerhard is a partner in McLennan Ross's Commercial Litigation and Labour & Employment Practice Groups. He has been involved in all facets of construction litigation, workers' compensation claims and appeals, employment law and occupational health and safety (OHS) matters. He also works extensively in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut on labour and employment matters.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Gerhard worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of History at the University of Alberta from 1978 to 1982. From 1983 to 1997, he was a history and labour arbitration tutor for Athabasca University before articling with McLennan Ross and being admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1986.

Awards and Recognitions:

•BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell


•Collective bargaining for various private and public sector employers in Alberta, NWT and Nunavut
•Employer counsel on numerous arbitrations, labour board hearings at provincial and Federal levels
•Assisted employers in developing strategies and operational practices, as well as making court and Labour Board applications during certification applications and strikes and lockouts
•Counsel to shareholders in corporate Shareholder disputes
•Counsel to employers in OHS and Safety Act charges involving fatalities and serious injuries


• 2016 Labour & Employment Year-in-Review , McLennan Ross Seminar, 2017
• Duty to Accommodate , McLennan Ross Labour & Employment Full-Day Seminar, 2013
• 2012 Labour & Employment Year-in-Review , McLennan Ross Seminar, 2013
•“Temporary Foreign Workers”, Merit Contractors Association Seminar, 2013
•“Occupational Health & Safety Law for School Boards”, 2011
•“Progressive Discipline Training for Supervisors”, 2010
•“Disabilities and the Duty to Accommodate”, 2010


“The Walls Have Ears: When is it Legal to Record Private Conversations”, Gerhard Seifner & Jon Pleckatis, McLennan Ross Legal Counsel

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Construction
  • Immigration
  • Labour & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Northern
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Municipal
  • Cannabis

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780.482.9230  Phone
University Attended:
University of Alberta, B.A., Honours; University of Alberta, M.A., History
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, LL.B.
Year of First Admission:
1986, Alberta; 2012, Nunavut

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities

•Chairman, Labour Committee and Workforce Development Taskforce, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
•Member, Dean of Arts Advisory Council, Grant MacEwan University
•Former Director, Alberta Recording Industry Association
•Community affiliations include: Club Austria, Edmonton SPCA and Alberta Cultural Heritage Council

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    • 4.5/5.0 (1 review)
    • 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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    Edmonton, Alberta

    • Edmonton, AB
      600 McLennan Ross Building , 12220 Stony Plain Road
      Edmonton, AB T5N 3Y4

      780.482.9230 Phone

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