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Tara Matheson



Tara practices exclusively in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. Tara has built her practice based on her direct approach with her clients and a focus on practical resolution. Tara has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, the Workers Compensation Board, the Appeals Commission, and has ran various claims under the Alberta Human Rights Act, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Standards Code.

In her employment practice, Tara acts as litigator and adviser for both employees and employers. Tara has experience in all aspects of Employment Law including:

  Severance negotiation;
  Wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims;
  Non-competition and non-solicitation breaches;
  Human Rights complaints;
  Workers Compensation claims;
  Hiring and termination advice;
  Severance assessments;
  Direction on workplace complaints and workplace investigations;
  Drafting and implementing employment documentation

In her commercial litigation practices Tara focuses primarily on shareholders disputes, restrictive covenants, and a variety of contractual disputes.

In Tara's Own Words:

"Navigating the complexities of legal conflict requires more than just legal expertise—it demands a dedicated ally, and that's precisely the role I play for my clients. In the realm of litigation and conflict resolution, individuals and business owners often crave more than just legal advice; they seek a reliable guide, a source of confidence, and a deliverer of tangible results. Throughout my career, I have meticulously built my practice on the foundation of being a practical and unwavering advocate. I am privileged to be the trusted advisor my clients turn to in their journey towards resolution.

My goal is ensuring that my clients not only receive strategic and assertive representation but also feel a genuine sense of trust and confidence in the process. I understand that my clients are not just seeking legal solutions; they are looking for someone who genuinely has their best interests at heart. I take pride in being that person. By approaching each case with a blend of pragmatism and tenacity, I strive to secure the best possible outcomes for my clients. Moreover, I believe in fostering transparent and direct communication, ensuring that my clients are informed every step of the way. In their corner, my clients don't just have an advocate, they have a partner committed to their success."

Tara received her Bachelor of Commerce from St. Mary's University in 2007 prior to receiving her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2011. She is active in the community and currently sits on the Board of Directors and Governance Committee with Women Building Futures.
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