Shauna N. Finlay Q.Arb

Partner

e: sfinlay@rmrf.com
p: 780.497.3302
f: 780.429.3044

1995 – B.A., University of Alberta (with Honours)
1999 – LL.B., University of Alberta
2000 – Admitted to the Alberta Bar
2001 – Admitted to the Ontario Bar (no longer active member)
2007 – Admitted to the British Columbia Bar (no longer active member)

Practice Areas

Administrative Law, Municipal Law, Expropriation, Litigation, Professional Regulatory, Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Receiverships, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Health Law

Experience

Shauna practices administrative law in the areas of professional and regulatory compliance, municipal taxation and assessment, environment, and municipal law. She also practices in the area of bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Shauna regularly acts for regulatory bodies, private entities, non-profit entities and public bodies. Her clients benefit from her 20 years of diverse experience.

This depth of experience is complemented by a thorough and practical approach. Shauna works to understand the nuances of her clients’ businesses and the issues they face. This allows her to assist her clients in achieving successful results whether in the course of their normal business or in the context of dispute resolution. This approach also positions Shauna to be a compelling and effective advocate in the course of litigation. She has successfully represented clients at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.

She is also Qualified Arbitrator. In this role, her experience in administrative law and decision-making is invaluable.

Shauna articled at a national firm in Calgary and then practiced environmental law at a major mergers and acquisitions firm in Toronto. She then returned to Edmonton in 2003 to work at the Alberta Court of Appeal before working and then becoming a partner at an international firm between 2004 and 2014. Shauna joined RMRF in 2014.

Shauna sits on the board of Cycling Canada, a National Sport Organization that exists to encourage and develop cycling in Canada, including the pursuit of world-class results in cycling by leading high-performance programs and enabling the development of athletes.

Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • ADR Institute of Alberta

Awards & Achievements

Educational Leadership

  • Visiting speaker, University of Alberta, Faculty of Law – environmental law classes
  • Visiting speaker, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – photojournalism course

Community Involvement

  • Board member, Cycling Canada

Hobbies & Interests

  • Racing
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Hiking