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Nick carries on a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on municipal, regulatory, corporate and construction law litigation. Nick has appeared before all levels of Alberta Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nick appears regularly before the Land Compensation Board on expropriation cases. He has appeared before the Alberta Utilities Commission on utility regulation hearings.
Nick co-chairs the Firm's Municipal Law Team, and is currently the President (North) of the Alberta Expropriation Association. He frequently writes articles and presents seminars on municipal law topics and expropriation topics.
Nick spent four years practicing constitutional law with the office of the Attorney General of Alberta.
•Grant MacEwan University: Reporter & the Law, 2001
•Panelist, Law Society of Alberta's Annual Media and Law Seminar - “Does the Legal System Straight Jacket Full Reporting”, 2008
•Presenter, Alberta Expropriation Association Conference - “Legal and Practical Issues in a Claim for Compensation for the Loss of an Opportunity to Erect an Electronic Billboard”
Publications & Articles
Nick has written several AUMA and RMRF By-Law articles, with the most recent titles including:
•“Appeal Court Holds Municipal Fighting Bylaw Valid”
•“Municipality Out of Time to Seek Court Ruling Under S. 638 of the MGA”
•“Alberta Impaired Driving Law Update”
•“Court of Appeal Judgment Explains Meaning of 'able to' in MGA Section 34(1)”
•“Construction Lien Bonds”
•“Can Municipalities Prohibit Head Shops?”
•“Municipalities and Developers are Bound by Previous Decisions of a Development Officer on the Use of Land”
Associations & Memberships
•Law Society of Alberta
•President of the Alberta Expropriation Association, 2013 & 2014
•Vice President (North) of the Alberta Expropriation Association, 2012