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Allison M. Sears
Senior Counsel

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(403) 266-9014
asears@stikeman.com




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Allison M. Sears
Calgary
Law Practice
Allison Sears is senior counsel in the Advocacy Group in Stikeman Elliott's Calgary office. Her practice focuses primarily on energy regulation and environmental matters.

Ms. Sears represents clients in relation to the regulatory and environmental aspects of oil and gas and electricity developments, including facility approval proceedings for wells, pipelines, power plants, hydroelectric generation facilities, and transmission lines. She also represents electric and gas utilities in rate regulation and tariff matters, and has considerable experience in land rights acquisition and expropriation matters. With respect to environmental matters, in addition to advising clients on licensing requirements and enforcement issues, Ms. Sears has expertise in the areas of carbon emissions regulation and in the remediation and reclamation of contaminated sites.

Ms. Sears appears on behalf of both Applicants and Interveners before numerous regulators including the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator (formerly, the Energy Resources Conservation Board), the Surface Rights Board, the Land Compensation Board, the Northwest Territories Public Utilities Board, the Yukon Utilities Board and the Yukon Water Board.

With a background in commercial litigation, Ms. Sears has also appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, including in regulatory appeal matters.

Professional Activities
Ms. Sears is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation and is on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association, Natural Resources Section (Alberta South). In addition to guest lecturing at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Ms. Sears has taught Surface Rights Law Courses for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen and frequently presents at industry conferences on a variety of regulatory issues. Ms. Sears also enjoys volunteering regularly at Calgary Legal Guidance evening clinics.

Education
University of Saskatchewan (LL.B. 2004), York University (B.F.A. 2000).

Bar Admission
Alberta, 2005


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