"Michael Ford and Heather Treacy are recognized as top lawyers in Calgary," said Rob Seidel, Firm Managing Partner of Davis LLP. "Having Michael and Heather join our robust legal team will further enhance the collective experience and expertise our Calgary lawyers offer. Their addition demonstrates the firm’s ongoing commitment to providing value to our clients through strategic growth, and its emphasis on further strengthening Davis’ reputation in Alberta."
Michael has a strong practice which combines a labour law background with an extensive knowledge of human resources and employment law. He acts for employers in collective bargaining, arbitrations, strikes and contract administration matters. He has advised employers on dealing with union organizational activity and provided counseling on various workplace matters, including employee discipline and termination, privacy issues, employment agreements, harassment/discrimination, drug testing polices, and sick leaves. He has also provided guidance to boards of directors and compensation committees on executive employment matters. Currently, he is involved in one of the largest employment class action lawsuits relating to employee benefits in the Alberta court system.
Heather has over 20 years of experience in the area of civil litigation and dispute resolution and frequently appears before both the Trial and Appellate Courts in the Province of Alberta, the Federal Court of Canada and various tribunals. Heather acts as counsel to clients in complex litigation and disputes, including, extensive experience with negotiations and mediation on matters related to energy, aboriginal and constitutional law, general commercial disputes, transportation, aviation, human rights and employment law.
With the latest additions, the Davis LLP Calgary office now has over 50 lawyers covering more than 25 practice areas, including energy, securities & corporate finance, corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, dispute resolution, and international business transactions. This expansion is another indication of Davis' dedication to providing comprehensive services to clients across Canada.