Tiro Clarke, Barrister & Solicitor
403-444-1163 ext. 200
Tiro was called to the Bar in Alberta in 1996 and has practiced law in Calgary for over 22 years. Tiro’s not sure how it happened, but these days he’s considered to be a “senior practitioner” and the rest of the Admiral team never misses an opportunity to emphasize the “senior” part.
Tiro has practiced law long enough that sometimes he summarizes what he does as “I fix things”, but there’s more to it, obviously. At Admiral Law we definitely “fix things” but we also get clients to where they want to be, whether it’s through a complicated sequence of corporate transactions, a simple house purchase or assisting with their estate planning. As a litigator, Tiro has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta as well as in the Federal Court in files that have ranged from commercial insolvency to estate litigation.
While we never sacrifice the quality of our legal advice and work product, we consistently get feedback from clients who appreciate our relaxed style and our sensitivity to their particular circumstances. We value long term relationships with people whom we like and respect.
Tiro grew up on Vancouver Island in Sidney, BC and still loves the ocean. Before becoming a lawyer, Tiro was a mineral exploration geologist on projects ranging from Yukon through British Columbia and into the North Western United States. Rocks still fascinate him as they all have a story to tell. Tiro has two children, a daughter who is currently studying at the University of Victoria and a son who is in Grade 12 at Western Canada High School. For fun, Tiro enjoys playing hockey with the Tuesday night boys, as well as fishing and sailing – usually on the West Coast but in warmer waters if the opportunity arises. In other spare time, Tiro has been reacquainting himself with his love of saxophones (SeaWind saxes made on Vancouver Island by Phil Dwyer and Claudio Fantinato), including playing in the Calgary North Gold Jazz band in the Westwinds Musical Society
Kristina Saedi, Barrister & Solicitor
403-444-1163 ext. 203
Kristina is a partner with Admiral Law and her practice is largely dedicated to ongoing advice to commercial clients, including employment law matters and transactional work such as tax-reorganizations, acquisitions, and divestitures. She has represented both purchasers and sellers in share and asset transactions and has recently acted for the purchasers of significant interests in industrial enterprises. Kristina won’t miss an opportunity to remind Tiro athat he is the “senior” partner but that doesn’t stop them from working closely together to manage all the legal aspects of their clients’ matters.
Before joining Admiral Law as an articling student, Kristina spent two summers working as a Judicial Clerk at the Provincial Court of Alberta, and one summer as a legal student working closely with in-house counsel in an Oil & Gas firm on corporate files. Kristina obtained both her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary. She was born and raised in Calgary and remains passionate about volunteering with various local organizations throughout the year. Kristina is particularly excited about her latest project, joining the Calgary Stampede Promotions Committee in 2019. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys remaining active and usually plays on various recreational sports teams year-round.
Faizan Babar, Barrister & Solicitor
403-444-1163 ext. 205
Faizan is an associate with Admiral Law after joining the firm in 2021. He works closely with Tiro and Kristina on client matters. Faizan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta. Before law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary where he was awarded scholarships for exceptional academic achievements. At U of C, Faizan studied Computer Science for two years before recognizing his passion for law and transitioning to Political Science to get on the path towards a legal career.
Prior to law school, Faizan used his technical background at the University of Calgary’s Information Technologies where he had a career in client services, change management and service delivery. Having a strong client service background, he is a firm believer in treating his clients with respect and providing goal-oriented, value-added legal services.
During Law School, Faizan was a legal summer student at Canadian Western Bank where he handled projects in corporate governance and compliance, financial regulatory law, and privacy law. He also interned with the Alberta Human Rights Commission and assisted counsel in hearings before the Tribunal with files in employment and constitutional law.
Having articled with an Edmonton firm and gaining valuable experience there to get called to the Bar, Faizan is excited to be back in Calgary, a city he considers home after living in six cities and three different countries in his youth. Faizan is multilingual and fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is working on improving his skills in Arabic and French. In his spare time, Faizan enjoys trying out different cafés, traveling, biking, and exploring the Rockies with family and friends.
Trina Campbell, Legal Assistant
403-444-1163 ext. 201
Trina has worked with Tiro for many years and make a pretty good team. If you have a corporate or commercial matter it’s likely that Trina will be involved in moving information and documents back and forth, among other things. Trina will be the one to let you know exactly what you need to do and what to expect during your time with us. Her no-nonsense style keeps your matter moving efficiently.
Trina grew up in Montreal, is fluently bilingual, and moved to Calgary in 1994 after graduating from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She has three sisters all close in age and after family, her passion is water polo, where her involvement includes playing, coaching and volunteering at tournaments. When Trina is not spending time with her family or at the pool you will likely find her trying to keep up with cars while she bikes up and down Elbow Drive. Her new favourites to follow on social media are Texas A&M soccer and danomighttv on Twitch to cheer on her daughter Andersen and her son Avery. She’s a very proud parent.
Anh Nguyen, Legal Assistant – Real Estate
403-444-1163 ext. 202
Anh handles Admiral Law’s real estate transactions and will be the one who first greets you in our office and the one to prepare your documents to make your real estate transaction an easy process. She will also be the one who reports out to you following closing.
Being able to help clients feel at ease with selling and/or purchasing a home is a big reason why Anh loves what she does at Admiral Law. She graduated from SAIT with a Legal Assistant Diploma and is excited to have started her career with us in February of 2021. Anh’s education and previous customer service work has given her the knowledge and drive to provide an excellent experience in client care by helping to ensure you are receiving the guidance and direction you need in all your real estate transactions.
Anh is fluent in Vietnamese as she was born in Vietnam and moved to Calgary in 2017 after graduating from high school in Ho Chi Minh City. In her spare time, Anh thoroughly enjoys reading and hiking in the Alberta mountains. When she is not reading or hiking, she’s spending time with her sister, and hanging out with friends around downtown Calgary.
If you need our help, please call us at 403-444-1163 or contact us by email. We will gladly answer your questions.