Tristen Pomerance has an expanding litigation practice with a focus on complex commercial disputes.
- Interpreted and enforced rights and obligations of shareholders, obtained relief from oppression and advised on investor disputes
- Advised clients from all sectors on interpreting and enforcing contractual rights including the multimillion dollar takeover of a local corporation by an international organization
- Recovered debt including misappropriated funds by obtaining prejudgment attachment orders and enforcing judgments domestically and in other Canadian jurisdictions through garnishee summons, seizure and foreclosure
- Assisted with obtaining class action certification for a constitutional challenge regarding commercial freedom of expression
- Judicially reviewed the zoo permit process and the government’s enforcement of animal rights legislation
- Interpreted and enforced land owners rights, real estate contracts, commercial leases, Builders’ Liens and represented individuals in mortgage fraud actions
- Represented employers and individuals in wrongful dismissal disputes and workplace misconduct
Born and raised in Calgary, Tristen has strong ties to the community and legal profession. Having gained an international perspective studying abroad, she values the importance of context and brings this awareness to her advocacy. Prior to joining MLT Aikins, Tristen practised at a boutique litigation firm.
Tristen has experience in shareholder disputes, oppression claims, employment law, judicial review, construction disputes and debt recovery. She has successfully represented clients before the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta.
- Volunteer, Mustard Seed
- Volunteer, Salvation Army
- Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Alberta
- Volunteer, The Advocates Society
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Oxford’s Blackstone Statutes Exam Prize (Criminal Law)
- Alan and Cyril Body Trust Prize (for top mature student)
- International Achievement Scholarship