Paul Kolida
Paul Kolida
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Paul Kolida is an Edmonton-based lawyer serving clients within the areas of general litigation and insurance. Paul provides a variety of services to clients in the insurance and banking sectors as well as general litigation work for businesses of all sizes. He also has experience dealing with product liability issues, ranging from smaller home appliances to complex commercial products.

His experience includes advising on a broad range of issues including:

  • Complex commercial litigation matters
  • Shareholder and collection matters
  • Corporate and construction disputes
  • Product liability matters

His insurance practice includes files involving defense, coverage and subrogated actions for property and injury matters involving automobile, property, and general commercial liability policies. 

Owning or renting a mobile home can present some unique legal challenges for both tenants and landlords. Paul is well versed with the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act (MHSTA), which sets out the rights and responsibilities for people who own a mobile home and rent the mobile home site from a landlord. He works with these owners and managers of modular and manufactured home communities in a variety of areas including:

  • Manufactured home community lease enforcement, including terminating leases for non-payment of rent, terminating leases for a variety of breaches in the lease agreement and recovery of the site when homes are abandoned
  • Commercial Lease Enforcement, including terminating commercial leases and landlord’s distress seizures
  • Unsecured debt recovery and judgment enforcement for debt actions, including commencing actions and enforcement of judgments
  • Subrogated insurance claims, including commencing actions and enforcement of judgments
  • Personal property security enforcement, including the seizure of secured goods
  • Specializing in the enforcement of residential manufactured home leases
  • Specializing in the enforcement of debt actions

Value to Clients

“I enjoy building a personal relationship with my clients through one on one meetings or conversations over the phone. I strive to find solutions that best suit the individual needs of my clients.”

Outside the Office

Sports have always played a large role in Paul’s life, and he and his wife play slo-pitch with the firm team, Field of Dreams, while also enjoying skiing and golfing together. His love for coaching currently has him coaching rugby and basketball with his wife at her junior high school while also coaching hockey in the community. For downtime, Paul enjoys relaxing with a good book and traveling. 

During law school, Paul competed in both the Alberta Court of Appeal Civil Moot and the Client Consultation Moot, finishing second at nationals in the latter. Paul was also the captain of the Golden Bearristers rugby team, and a three-year member of both the Law Show and the Tortfeasors hockey teams.

Corporate + Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada™
Nor’Westers Athletic Association
Board Member
2016 - Present
June 20, 2023
Legal Fundamentals for Manufactured Home Communities
Understanding the legal aspects of manufactured and modular home management is crucial for anyone involved in the day-to-day operation of these communities.  Join Field Law’s Paul Kolida and Trina Jackson for an in-d...
April 2023 - 3 min read
Get Me Out of This Mess! Partial Settlement in Multi-Party Litigation
The cost and delay in litigation has, in many cases, become undefendable. The involvement of multiple parties, each with their own counsel and interests, can further delay and increase litigation costs for all parties. Partial settlement may simplify l...
July 22, 2021
Abandoned Manufactured Homes: The Court Process Clarified
Q+A Session
Abandoned homes have been an issue for landlords of manufactured home communities for a long time. They can be rather complicated, and knowing when a Quit Claim and Release by the tenant is appropriate, and when to bring a court application can be conf...
November 20, 2020
Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act Webinar
Join Field Law, in conjunction with the Alberta Sheriff’s Department, for a webinar on how landlords can deal with undesirable behaviours of tenants located in their communities.Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) is a confidential, compl...
June 25, 2020
How Amendments to the MHSTA Impact Landlords of Manufactured Home Communities
Enforcing rental arrears and other tenant breaches under a Lease are an important aspect of a Landlord’s business and recently proclaimed amendments to the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act are going to have a direct impact on how Landlord’s ...
October 22, 2019
Insurance Industry Update: What You Need to Know
The insurance issues surrounding liability for personal injury are always changing. Join lawyers from Field Law's Insurance Practice Group for a free seminar on topics including: Do insurers have to provide advances to Plaintiffs and if so...
August 2018
Case Summary: R.C. Heating & Gasfitting Ltd. v The Sovereign General Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
Where past negligence involved in the installation of the system manifested itself in an explosion years later, the “occurrence” or “accident” was held to have occurred at the time of the explosion, not at the time of the neglig...
August 2018
Case Summary: Scale Estate v The Cooperators General Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
When an insurer contemplates settling to its policy limits in an auto case, it must take steps to ensure that all potential claims have been accounted for.  Where an insurer, knowing of another claim for the same accident, paid its limits in three...
University of Alberta, 2016, Juris Doctor With Distinction
University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, 2013, Bachelor of Management With Distinction