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Michael S. Sestito


Litigation, Professional Negligence, Health and OHS Lawyer at Bennett Jones Edmonton

T: 780.945.4771

Michael Sestito has a general litigation practice with an emphasis on professional negligence, health law and occupational health and safety. Michael also has a significant commercial litigation practice.

Michael's health and safety practice is dedicated to providing advice and representing clients on matters relating to health and safety in Western Canada. He has experience dealing with the health and safety regimes in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan as well as Federal regulations. He represents industry leaders in the energy, construction, utilities, transportation and manufacturing sectors in Western Canada. He also frequently writes and speaks on health and safety topics.

Michael has appeared and assisted before various levels of Court in both Alberta and Ontario. Michael also has experience appearing and assisting before various administrative tribunals in Alberta and Ontario.

In addition to his legal practice, Michael has also guest lectured at the University of Alberta on topics relating to Canadian Constitutional Law and is a frequent volunteer in the University of Alberta Faculty of Law's growing moot program.

Prior to joining the firm's Edmonton office, Michael was a summer student and articling student with the firm's Toronto office. He also participated in a secondment to the Ontario Securities Commission.

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  • Enerbuilt Technologies Inc., in connection with the sale of all of its assets and business to Flameless Solutions Inc., a related entity to WesternOne Inc., a reporting issuer, for consideration of cash and securities of WesternOne Inc., and related pre-closing reorganization of Enerbuilt Technologies Inc.
  • Pipeworx Ltd., a widely held private business (with operations in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), in connection with the sale of all of the shares in the capital of Pipeworx Ltd. to PLH Group, Inc. (a US-based portfolio company of Energy Capital Partners (being a US private equity firm)), by way of an exempt take-over bid

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