Preet Saini 

Preet Saini

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.531.4716
e: preet.saini@mcmillan.ca

overview

Preet is a lawyer in McMillan’s Advocacy and Litigation Group. He is developing a broad commercial and regulatory litigation practice. Preet has experience in complex commercial litigation matters including in the areas of insolvency, securities, construction, product liability, and general commercial disputes. Preet also has experience with municipal law and administrative disputes.

Preet has represented clients before all levels of court in Alberta, including the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. He has appeared before various administrative tribunals, including the Alberta Securities Commission and municipal tribunals.

As a volunteer at the Pro Bono Civil Claims Duty Counsel program, Preet provides free legal advice monthly to persons needing help with civil actions in Provincial Court. He is on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Civil Litigation. He also volunteers as a mentor with the Diversity and Law Society.

Preet earned a BComm with Distinction and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Calgary. While attending the University of Calgary law school, Preet was an editor for the Alberta Law Review and on the executive of the Society of Law Students. Preet also participated in the Alberta Court of Appeal and Gale Cup moots during his final two years. Prior to his start at McMillan, Preet gained experience working as a business analyst in the oil & gas industry and as a legal researcher.

Representative Matters

  • BullRun Capital Inc v GrowMax Resources Corp, 2019 ABQB 107 – In the context of a heated proxy contest, successfully challenged use of an advance notice by-law and obtained declaration that by-law had been complied with. Also sought and obtained appointment of an independent chair for the shareholders meeting.
  • Northern Sunrise County v Virginia Hills Oil Corp, 2019 ABCA 61 – Successfully represented Bank against challenge by various municipalities to a distribution order made in the context of a receivership. Municipalities had argued for secured creditor status due to special lien.
  • Steam Whistle Brewing Inc v Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, 2018 ABQB 476 – First successful challenge to a law under section 121 of the Constitution Act. Alberta beer mark-up regime declared unconstitutional and client awarded $163,964.98 in restitution.

Publications

Supreme Court of Canada Allows Redwater Appeal: Regulator entitled to super-priority for abandonment and reclamation costs
Liens in the Context of Gas Processing Facilities

Education

  • University of Calgary, J.D. - 2016
  • University of Calgary, BComm (with distinction) - 2013

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2017

Practices

litigation
commercial real estate
regulatory compliance
class actions
corporate governance
fraud law
securities litigation
restructuring and insolvency

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Civil Litigation South
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Diversity and Law Society
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Preet is a lawyer in McMillan’s Advocacy and Litigation Group. He is developing a broad commercial and regulatory litigation practice. Preet has experience in complex commercial litigation matters including in the areas of insolvency, securities, construction, product liability, and general commercial disputes. Preet also has experience with municipal law and administrative disputes.

Preet has represented clients before all levels of court in Alberta, including the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. He has appeared before various administrative tribunals, including the Alberta Securities Commission and municipal tribunals.

As a volunteer at the Pro Bono Civil Claims Duty Counsel program, Preet provides free legal advice monthly to persons needing help with civil actions in Provincial Court. He is on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Civil Litigation. He also volunteers as a mentor with the Diversity and Law Society.

Preet earned a BComm with Distinction and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Calgary. While attending the University of Calgary law school, Preet was an editor for the Alberta Law Review and on the executive of the Society of Law Students. Preet also participated in the Alberta Court of Appeal and Gale Cup moots during his final two years. Prior to his start at McMillan, Preet gained experience working as a business analyst in the oil & gas industry and as a legal researcher.

  • BullRun Capital Inc v GrowMax Resources Corp, 2019 ABQB 107 – In the context of a heated proxy contest, successfully challenged use of an advance notice by-law and obtained declaration that by-law had been complied with. Also sought and obtained appointment of an independent chair for the shareholders meeting.
  • Northern Sunrise County v Virginia Hills Oil Corp, 2019 ABCA 61 – Successfully represented Bank against challenge by various municipalities to a distribution order made in the context of a receivership. Municipalities had argued for secured creditor status due to special lien.
  • Steam Whistle Brewing Inc v Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, 2018 ABQB 476 – First successful challenge to a law under section 121 of the Constitution Act. Alberta beer mark-up regime declared unconstitutional and client awarded $163,964.98 in restitution.