Michael Mestinsek is a partner and practice group leader for commercial litigation in the Calgary office of Stikeman Elliott LLP. His focus is on providing decisive advice his clients can trust when disputes arise. He believes that effective, efficient dispute resolution requires a multi-faceted approach - one that is tailored to the exigencies of the parties involved and the nature of the dispute. He has coined the aphorism "a good litigator has many arrows in his (or her) quiver" to describe this philosophy.
Mr. Mestinsek represents domestic and international clients in all areas of commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, including matters involving oil and gas, corporate governance and shareholder activism, product liability, class actions, directors and officers liability, professional liability, securities, commercial real estate, insurance and insolvency and restructuring. He is listed in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a Local Litigation Star (Alberta) and is recognized in The 2015 Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Dispute Resolution. He is also recognized in the Legal 500 Canada 2015 in the area of Dispute Resolution, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 in the area of Director and Officer Liability Practice and The 2016 Chambers Canada Guide in the area of Dispute Resolution (Alberta).