• Practical, Efficient, Effective

    Tara Argent

    Achieves timely, cost effective results in complex commercial, insurance
    and construction disputes

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OFFICE: Edmonton

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9313


      Professional Liability

      Insurance & Risk Management

LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2008)

Assistant: Rebecca

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9219

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Tara has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta and in the Federal Court of Canada and her broad practice includes:

  • Investment - defending advisors and the houses that support them in claims like breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligence (under professional errors & omissions policies).
  • Insurance - representing clients in the areas of:
    • Commercial General Liability risk insurance.
    • Directors’ and officers’ liability, fiduciary liability and professional negligence.
    • National insurers and corporations in the capacity of claims and coverage counsel (related to a variety of commercial general liability issues).
    • Claims arising from employee theft and fraud, representing insurers involved in Financial Institutions Bond and Commercial Crime Policies.
  • Directors & Officers Liability - acting as both defence counsel in relation to claims brought against directors and officers and as coverage and monitoring counsel.
  • Litigation - including breach of contract litigation, construction litigation and arbitrations regarding homeowner vs. builder disputes; she has represented corporations and individuals from various industries in negligence and breach of contract litigation and homeowners and builders in arbitrations under the Alberta New Home Warranty Program.


  • LL.B., University of Alberta
  • MSc., University of Alberta
  • BSc., University of Alberta

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Insurance Section
    • Commercial Litigation Section
  • Edmonton Bar Association

Insurance & Risk Management:

  • Represents several leading national and international insurers in claims counsel and coverage counsel for directors’ and officers’ liability, fiduciary liability and fidelity claims.
  • Represents several leading national insurers on matters of business risk, products liability, and CGL issues.

Commercial Litigation:

  • Represents plaintiffs, defendants and insurers of professional liability/errors and omissions actions involving financial brokers and agents, insurance brokers and agents and a variety of other professionals.
  • Represents corporations and individuals across various industries in negligence and breach of contract litigation as well as product liability actions.
  • Represents corporations and individuals in a variety of large loss litigation across various sectors.


  • Represents corporations and insurers in construction claims relating to commercial development, building codes, and safety codes.
  • Represents owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, trades and sub-trades in commercial construction disputes.
  • "Ontario Court of Appeal Gives Guidance on Specifics to Satisfy "Notice of Circumstance" Clause in D&O Insurance Policy", Don McGarvey with Tara Argent, McGarvey Professional and Financial Lines Newsletter, 2013
  • “U.S. Case Extends Fidelity Bond Reach”, Don McGarvey with Tara Argent, The Lawyers Weekly, 2013
  • “How to Distinguish Equitable Contribution from Subrogation”, Don McGarvey with Tara Argent, The Lawyers Weekly, 2011
  • “Interim Funding Agreements”, Don McGarvey with Tara Argent, Claims Canada Magazine, 2010
  • "Insurance & Risk Management Trends & Updates", McLennan Ross Seminar, 2018
  • "Review of Significant Personal Injury Awards", Insurance Trends & Updates Seminar, McLennan Ross, 2016

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