• 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.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2021 - 2022


  • 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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