Marlena Bova  

Associate

Executive Summary

Marlena Bova is an associate in our Calgary office. She practises in the areas of construction, engineering, surety and fidelity, with an emphasis on construction and commercial litigation.  Marlena has experience in contractor liability and builder’s liens, as well as insurance matters related to the construction industry including course-of-construction, product, and wrap-up liability.  Marlena has acted for owners, insurance companies, developers/contractors, subcontractors, architect and engineering consultants in various matters, including general liability and commercial liability.

Marlena has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and arbitral tribunals in various jurisdictions.  She has also acted in Judicial Review applications of Veteran’s Review and Appeal Board decisions to appear before the Federal Court of Canada.

Representative Work

 

  • Counsel for a design build contractor, arising out of the design and construction of a highway infrastructure project in southern Manitoba.
  • Counsel for an EPC contractor involved in a dispute with the owner and operator of a carbon capture facility.​
  • Regularly represents owners, general contracting firms and subcontractors on matters ranging from residential construction to major infrastructure projects throughout western Canada.
  • Has represented contractors, architectural and engineering firms in disputes involving building failures, geotechnical issues, and builder’s lien actions 
  • Has acted as counsel for surety and insurance companies in respect of performance bonds and labour and material bonds.
  • Acts regularly as counsel for insurers defending claims brought against insureds as well as providing opinions respecting Builders Risk/COC, CGL and E&O policy coverage issues.
  • Assisted as Counsel for the Receiver in the Receiverships of Spyglass Resources Corp. with respect to evaluation of builder’s liens claims.​

 

 

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Time to be diligent – Alberta Court limits lien rights and bolsters protection to owners​," The Resource: BLG Energy Blog, September 21, 2016.​
  • ​​Contributor, “Bid-Evalution/Selection Methods,” Federated Press 5th Public Construction Contracting and Tendering Course, October, 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Predictive Coding: The Effective Use of Technology for the Preservation and Presentation of Documents in construction Trials and Arbitration”, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, May 2015.

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