Andrew E. Stead 

Andrew E. Stead

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

t: 403.531.8748
e: andrew.stead@mcmillan.ca

overview

Andrew Stead is a litigation partner in McMillan’s Calgary office. Andrew has extensive experience in both litigation and arbitrations, including defending product liability claims, energy (oil and gas), class actions and construction disputes.

Andrew has successfully acted for numerous automobile, recreational vehicle, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturers.  Andrew has often spoken and published on issues relating to these disputes.  Andrew also has broad experience defending all manner of product liability claims, including those arising from alarm system manufacturing and installation, fire suppression, plumbing products and pharmaceuticals.

He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta as well as administrative and regulatory tribunals. He also represents clients before all levels of court in Ontario as well as the Saskatchewan Court of Queens's Bench.

Representative Matters

Representative experience includes:

  • All manner of energy disputes
  • Numerous construction disputes, often involving Builders' Liens
  • Disputes between oilfield service providers and facility owners
  • Disputes over the validity of leases and caveats on title that protect the lessee's interest
  • Employer side employment law and Human Resources complaints
  • Breach of commercial lease disputes
  • Defending liability claims from defective parts and warranty

Presentations

Fire Loss Litigation in Canada
Anatomy of a Construction Lawsuit
Workshop: Writing Style & Plain Language
Anatomy of a Construction Lawsuit
Managing Risk by Coordinating Pattern Litigation in the U.S. and Canada
Dealing with Builders' Liens
Dealing with Builders' Liens
Dealing with Builders' Liens
Regulatory Round-Up: Key Issues Impacting New Midstream Developments

Publications

"The Three Little Words That No Clients Love"
McMillan's E-newsletter Wrap-up
Expert Witness Issues in Canada
Things to Know About Standard Form Contracts
Not As Seen On Television
Managing Employment Claims
Understanding Human Rights Complaints
The Fight is on, but What are the Rules?
What Happens When You Defend a Product Liability Claim?
Let's Talk Product Liability Claims
How Can You Force Defamatory Web Content to be Removed?
Can Anyone Lie About My Business on the Internet?
CAPL 1990 Operating Procedure Potential Clause 301(b) Landmine

Education

  • Queen's University, LLB - 2005
  • Queen's University, BA (Hons.) - 2003

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2006
  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2006

Practices

business litigation
product liability
arbitration
construction litigation
litigation

Industries

energy
automotive
life sciences
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Advocates' Society
  • The Calgary Bar Association

Community Involvement

Andrew is also a leading member of the firm's Pro Bono program and is an active volunteer at the Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic.

Media Mentions

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Andrew Stead is a litigation partner in McMillan’s Calgary office. Andrew has extensive experience in both litigation and arbitrations, including defending product liability claims, energy (oil and gas), class actions and construction disputes.

Andrew has successfully acted for numerous automobile, recreational vehicle, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturers.  Andrew has often spoken and published on issues relating to these disputes.  Andrew also has broad experience defending all manner of product liability claims, including those arising from alarm system manufacturing and installation, fire suppression, plumbing products and pharmaceuticals.

He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta as well as administrative and regulatory tribunals. He also represents clients before all levels of court in Ontario as well as the Saskatchewan Court of Queens's Bench.

Representative experience includes:

  • All manner of energy disputes
  • Numerous construction disputes, often involving Builders' Liens
  • Disputes between oilfield service providers and facility owners
  • Disputes over the validity of leases and caveats on title that protect the lessee's interest
  • Employer side employment law and Human Resources complaints
  • Breach of commercial lease disputes
  • Defending liability claims from defective parts and warranty
November 2016
"The Three Little Words That No Clients Love"

Defense Research Institute’s For the Defence

Winter 2015
McMillan's E-newsletter Wrap-up
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
November 2015
Expert Witness Issues in Canada
For the Defence
Fall 2015
Things to Know About Standard Form Contracts
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
Summer 2015
Not As Seen On Television
Motor Dealers' Assocation of Alberta
Winter 2014
Managing Employment Claims
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
Fall 2014
Understanding Human Rights Complaints
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
Summer 2014
The Fight is on, but What are the Rules?
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
Spring 2014
What Happens When You Defend a Product Liability Claim?
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
Fall 2013
Let's Talk Product Liability Claims
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
Summer 2013
How Can You Force Defamatory Web Content to be Removed?
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
Spring 2013
Can Anyone Lie About My Business on the Internet?
Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta
November 2016
Fire Loss Litigation in Canada
DRI Fire Science and Litigation Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona
June 2015
Anatomy of a Construction Lawsuit
13th Construction Financing Course, Calgary, Alberta
May 2015
Workshop: Writing Style & Plain Language
Adjudication in Alberta, Calgary, Alberta
April 2015
Anatomy of a Construction Lawsuit
13th Construction Financing, Calgary, Alberta
February 2015
Managing Risk by Coordinating Pattern Litigation in the U.S. and Canada
DRI Product Liability Conference
April 2014
Dealing with Builders' Liens
Presenter, 12th Annual Construction Financing Conference, Calgary, Alberta
April 2013
Dealing with Builders' Liens
11th Annual Construction Financing Conference, Calgary, Alberta
April 2012
Dealing with Builders' Liens
Presenter, 9th Annual Construction Financing Conference, Calgary, Alberta
March 2012
Regulatory Round-Up: Key Issues Impacting New Midstream Developments
Speaker, Canada & US Western Midstream Summit , Calgary, AB