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Biography

Kevin obtained his J.D. in 2014 and joined Carbert Waite in 2017.  Prior to joining Carbert Waite, Kevin practiced with a major national law firm.  Before attending law school at the University of Calgary, Kevin taught middle school in both Ontario and BC.  While in law school, Kevin served as the President of the Society of Law Students, was the Calgary coordinator for Pro Bono Student’s Canada and received the Dean Michael Wylie Social Responsibility Award.

Kevin primarily maintains a general commercial and civil litigation practice with a focus on practical and efficient client solutions.  Kevin has advised clients in a wide range of disputes and has represented clients in Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench, mediations and arbitrations.

Kevin is active in the community and participates in various Pro Bono Law Alberta and Pro Bono Student Canada initiatives, including Queen’s Bench Amicus and Civil Claims Duty Counsel.  Kevin is also on the Board of Directors of the Alberta based non-profit, Two Wheel View.

Education

  • University of Victoria
    (Bachelor of Arts 2004)
  • University of Western Ontario
    (Bachelor of Education 2005)
  • University of Calgary
    (Juris Doctorate 2014)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Director at Two Wheel View

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March 30, 2022

This blog provides a basic overview of three issues that employers in Alberta may face in paying their local employees in crypto.

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Assault in the Metaverse – Are Our Laws up to the Test?

March 22, 2022

We look at how we can apply our current laws to the metaverse, specifically when it comes to sexual assault.

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SEC v Ripple: An Important Win for Ripple

March 16, 2022

As the legal fight between R­­­ipple Labs and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) drags on over whether Ripple’s XRP cryptocurrency is a security, Ripple may have landed a key blow.

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Can Smart Contracts and Decentralized Legal Systems Revolution the Construction Contract?

March 7, 2022

In this blog post we look at smart contracts and how they can streamline the dispute resolution process in a home renovation agreement.

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Appropriation of Personality in the Metaverse: Can Your Avatar Be a Clone of Your Favourite Celebrity?

February 28, 2022

There is no doubt that mass adoption of the metaverse will create all kinds of legal issues. In this blog, we look at the appropriation of personality.

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Caught in a Cryptocurrency Rug Pull? Your Legal Options

February 22, 2022

A rug pull is unequivocally wrong. However, is it illegal and can those responsible be held accountable?

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Cryptocurrency: Programming Code vs. the Common Law

February 8, 2022

Kevin Stenner and Mihai Beschea share their thoughts on a cryptocurrency case that offers insights into if code is law.

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Planned Overhaul to Alberta’s Builders’ Lien Act

September 28, 2021

The Builders' Lien Act does not currently have clear payment timelines which has led to uncertainty and unnecessary lawsuits in the industry. This blog discusses the proposed updates to the act.

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Limitations to Vexatious Litigant Orders

September 9, 2020

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently came out with a trilogy of cases (the “Trilogy”) on the issue of vexatious litigant orders, Jonsson v Lymer, 2020 ABCA 167, Makis v Alberta Health Services 2020 ABCA 168 and Vuong Van Tai Holding v Alberta (Minister of Justice and Solicitor General), 2020…

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COVID-19: My Temporary Layoff Period is Expiring – Now What?

April 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant and harsh economic challenges to businesses in Alberta. In response to these challenges, many businesses have chosen to temporarily lay-off their employees under section 62 of the Employment Standards Code.

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April 6 2020 Updates to the Employment Standards Code

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Alberta’s economy and working culture. In response to this pandemic, the Alberta Government on April 6, 2020 made many legislative changes to the Employment Standards Code. Key information about these changes is discussed here.

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Medical Marijuana: No Duty to Accept Unacceptable Risk

March 18, 2019

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador recently upheld an arbitrator’s decision which found that the duty of an employer to accommodate an employee’s medical marijuana use does not require the employer to tolerate an unacceptable increased safety risk resulting from the possibility of impairment.

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Don’t Take Their Word For It: Latent Defects And Why Disclosure Obligations Are Of Limited Value

December 12, 2017

Case-law is replete with examples of the application of the Latin doctrine caveat emptor (buyer beware) which in plain language means the purchaser is solely liable for determining defects upon purchasing property.

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Testing the Limit: Suncor v Unifor

October 17, 2017

Alberta employers considering random drug and alcohol testing in unionized and safety sensitive environments have been waiting for the Alberta Court of Appeal’s (“ABCA”) decision in Suncor Energy Inc. v Unifor Local 707A (“Suncor”).

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