Brett has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate problem-solving, litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution among key corporate stakeholders and between parties to commercial agreements as a senior corporate/commercial litigator. He has diverse experience in arbitration and mediation with extensive recent administrative law decision-making experience as a member of various tribunals with the Law Society of Alberta as an elected Bencher. Brett is highly respected for excellent judgment, balanced decision-making, keen insight, precise and accurate contractual analysis, creative problem-solving, and irreproachable ethics and integrity.
At TingleMerrett, Brett leads a team of people involved primarily in corporate and commercial dispute resolution, providing litigation, arbitration, and mediation services. The Litigation team advises clients in a broad range of areas but primarily the following:
- Corporate Dispute Resolution, advising all corporate stakeholders and corporations, private and public, including special committees, independent committees, audit committees, investors, shareholders, and others.
- Securities law defence and investigations advice
- Commercial litigation
- Administrative Law; Professional Discipline and Conduct – Lawyers, Accountants, Actuaries, Engineers
- Energy and oil and gas dispute resolution
- Employment Law and litigation
- Construction Law and litigation
Brett was born and raised in Calgary, studied and worked over a 12-year period in Ontario, Nigeria, France, and the United States, then returned to Canada in 1989. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law and Sessional Instructor at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary for 15 years, teaching or co-teaching Corporate Law, Partnership Law, Corporate Governance, Civil Procedure, and Evidence. He has regularly taught civil procedure and ethics as part of CPLED and its predecessors since the late 1990s. In 2009, he was the winner of the Howard Tidswell Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. Brett worked and volunteered in Nigeria in the 1980s and in Ghana in 2000 for a Canadian non-government organization, CUSO. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of local, provincial, and federal non-profit organizations.