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Biography

Mihai is an Associate at Carbert Waite LLP. He began his articles with Carbert Waite in September 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Mihai completed a clerkship with the Provincial Court of Alberta.

During his time at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law, Mihai frequently participated in advocacy competitions. He was part of the winning team in the Alberta Court of Appeal Moot and was a finalist in the Blackstone Debate. He also participated in the Gale Cup, a national competition focused on criminal law.

Before attending law school, Mihai obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University with a major in Criminology and an extended minor in French. Mihai also worked for the BC Financial Services Authority and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in support roles.

Mihai has a broad civil litigation practice with experience in employment law, estate litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance defence. Additionally, Mihai also practices in the area of condominium law (acting for both owners and condominium corporations) and assists clients with estate planning needs. Mihai has represented clients before the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench and in various alternative dispute resolution forums, including mediation.

Outside the office Mihai enjoys hiking, squash, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is fluent in French and Romanian.

Education

  • Simon Fraser University (Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 2013)
  • University of Calgary, Faculty of Law (Juris Doctor, 2018)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta (2020)
  • Canadian Bar Association

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Authors: Rachel West and Mihai Beschea The Ontario Court of Appeal released Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc on June 17, 2020 (“Waksdale”). The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied leave to appeal on January 14, 2021. This means that the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision is the final word…

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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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In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we want to focus on the importance of the Personal Directive and Enduring Power of Attorney. Having these documents in place will save your family members time, money, and headache when it comes to addressing financial and healthcare management.

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Here’s a common event in Alberta condominiums: A water pipe bursts in one unit, causing water to leak into several other units. Each unit suffers significant damage and the Condominium Board becomes involved with the repairs. Who is responsible for the deductible? The condominium as a whole or the owner…

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