Alison Archer is a commercial litigation lawyer with a primary focus on construction litigation, shareholders' disputes, partnership disputes, and complex contractual disputes. Alison's extensive construction litigation experience includes dealing with builder's lien matters, construction bonds (performance, bid, and labour and materials bonds), and disputes that arise in the course of construction, such as scope changes and schedule changes. Alison also represents individuals and corporations in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters involving mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, land development, fraud, restrictive covenants, and products liability. She also represents and advises clients in medical malpractice litigation and professional complaints.
Alison has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, administrative bodies, and in various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration, mediation and judicial dispute resolution.
Prior to beginning a career in law, Alison gained experience in the business community acting as an operations manager with an international company in the financial sector and performing varied roles in health administration.
Alison is a director of Kids Up Front (Edmonton), a local charitable organization that provides access to arts, sports and entertainment events for children and youth.
Alison is also a member of the Bennett Jones Edmonton student recruitment committee, responsible for recruiting summer and articling students.
Alison is functionally fluent in spoken and written French.