MLT Aikins Welcomes J. Robert Black, Q.C. to the Edmonton Office

MLT Aikins is pleased to announce that J. Robert Black, Q.C. has joined the firm as a partner and lead of the firm’s Edmonton litigation group.

Bob has more than 25 years of experience as a litigator, handling all manner of complex matters. He has appeared in all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has extensive background in municipal planning, construction and economic development issues. He has developed highly valued relationships with Northern Alberta Indigenous leaders and has great interest in advancing Indigenous causes.

Prior to joining MLT Aikins, Bob served as Executive Vice President of the Katz Group for the last 10 years. He played a key leadership role in overseeing the design and construction of Rogers Place, home to the Edmonton Oilers NHL team, and ICE District, a more than $2 billion dollar development surrounding it. Bob acted as the Katz Group representative on the Project Leadership Team and held an integral role in delivering North America’s newest and most advanced Arena on time and on budget. Afterwards, he continued his role as Katz Group representative in dealing with post-construction matters and various projects in ICE District. Bob has personally lead all aspects of more than $1 billion in construction.

Bob has particular interest and extensive background in sports and entertainment, having served in various capacities in the industry as an Alternate Governor with the NHL Board of Governors; Executive Vice President, Edmonton Arena District; Executive Vice President, Edmonton Arena Corp; and Chief Project Development Officer, Oilers Entertainment Group.

Bob was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2005. He is a former sessional instructor in insurance law at the University of Alberta Law School.

Please join us in welcoming Bob Black to the firm.

Reach Bob at rblack@mltaikins.com