McLeod Law



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The convenience of two offices (downtown and south Calgary) makes it easier to meet with your lawyers.

Calgary South

300, 14505 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3J3

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Calgary Downtown

Manulife Place
500, 707 - 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1V8

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Spencer T. Chimuk



OFFICE: Downtown


Teri-Lynn Sexsmith



  • 2013 University of Manitoba, JD
  • 2011 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, International Business Law and Human Rights Law exchange program
  • 2010 McGill University, MA
  • 2008 University of Winnipeg, BA (Honours)


  • 2014 Alberta


Employee rights

  • Drafting, review, and analysis of employment agreements across a variety of industries, including executive agreements, independent contractor agreements, and consulting agreements.
  • Drafting, review, and analysis of employment policies, including profit sharing programs, bonus policies, share distribution plans, privacy and confidential information policies, and other matters.
  • Drafting, review, and analysis of termination provisions and restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and intellectual property provisions or agreements.

Employment law

  • Successful negotiation, litigation, mediation, and arbitration of a variety of employment disputes acting for both employees and employers, including severance negotiations, terminations for cause and without cause, disputed bonus or share rights, and enforcement of restrictive covenants, such as non-competition and non-solicitation provisions or agreements.
  • Lead counsel for a contested Freedom of Information Request for proprietary industry data from an international engineering firm.
  • Lead counsel concerning an alleged privacy breach investigated by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.

Business litigation

  • Tiamat Resources Inc v Procyon Resources Corp, 2021 ABQB 646 
  • Counsel on a successful application in commercial court for contested seizure and disbursement of assets arising from various oil and gas working interests.
  • Co-counsel for contested, multi-day arbitration with expert evidence involving intellectual property disputes over drilling mud formulations as between a junior oil and gas producer based in Alberta and a large global corporation.
  • Successfully negotiated contested dissolution of a franchise agreement for a local restaurateur.
  • Successfully negotiated and mediated purchase and sale of a variety of business, including accounting practices and a financial services practice for parties working at a national bank in Canada.
  • Lead counsel on a variety of contested shareholder and partnership disputes, including shareholder oppression cases involving closely held, family businesses.
  • Counsel and co-counsel for a national retailer respecting bodily injury claims.
  • Counsel for insurer on a complex multi-vehicle highway accident with various personal injury and property damage claims.

Real estate litigation

  • Lead counsel for condominium corporation for a three-day arbitration with expert evidence regarding building envelope deficiencies.
  • Lead counsel on successful negotiation and removal of approximately $2 million of lien claims on a commercial project involving a failed general contractor.
  • Second counsel on complex construction dispute respecting delay damages of $13.5 million relating to construction of a high-rise office tower in Calgary.
  • Advised numerous clients, including contractors, developers, and landowners respecting builders’ lien claims on residential and commercial projects.
  • Advised a number of condominium corporations regarding constructing deficiencies and resulting litigation, arbitration or settlement of such disputes.


  • "What you need to know about changes to the Builders' Lien Act", Canadian Condominium Institute Review, Summer 2021


  • Top of Class, Advanced Advocacy, University of Manitoba, 2013
  • Top of Class, Human Rights Law, University of Manitoba, 2013
  • Top-three individuals Oralist, Davis LLP Corporate Securities Moot Court Competition, University of Manitoba, 2013
  • Winner of Solomon Greenburg Moot Court Competition, University of Manitoba, 2013
  • Graduate Fellowship, McGill University, 2008-2010
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator Program, Calgary Chapter
  • Keys to Recovery Society
    • Board of directors, 2014-present
  • Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education
    • Volunteer, 2015-2017
  • Queen’s Bench Amicus Project
    • Volunteer, 2018-present
Teaching Roles & Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements


Alberta Builders' Lien Act Presentation

Canadian Condominium Institute, Oct 2021

Alberta Builders' Lien Act and Prompt Payment Legislation Presentation

Canadian Bar Association, Oct 2021

Alberta Builders' Lien Act Webinar

McLeod Law LLP, June 2021

Understanding and Managing Your Severance Obligations: How to protect your business and your people

Entrepreneurs' Organization Accelerator Program (Calgary Chapter), "People" Learning Day, February 2020



People and Your Practice

Patterson Dental, April 2019

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