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Biography

Curtis is a partner at Carbert Waite LLP with extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including international arbitration and litigation, defamation, and estate litigation.   His clients include multinational corporations, energy companies, construction companies, family-run businesses and individuals.  He also acts for US and foreign law firms as local counsel. Curtis is Co-Leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice.

In his commercial litigation practice, Curtis acts for local and international companies as well as individuals in a wide variety of disputes including contracts, construction projects and environmental remediation.

Curtis is experienced in estate litigation and has acted in matters concerning capacity, the disposition of business assets, and payment of personal representative’s expenses.

Curtis has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and before the Environmental Appeals Board.

Outside of his professional practice, Curtis is involved in the arts community, and is currently on the board of Calgary’s Ghost River Theatre.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of British Columbia
  • Master of Arts (International Affairs), Carleton University
  • Juris Doctor, University of Calgary, 2007

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta, 2008

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This post will describe two mechanisms to relieve parties of their contractual obligations due to COVID-19: force majeure clauses and the frustration doctrine.

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