James' practice involves all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency law. He regularly advises clients in reorganizations, corporate arrangements, receiverships, bankruptcies, security reviews and enforcement proceedings. James frequently represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, purchasers and court officers in domestic and cross-border cases. James strives to work collaboratively with clients, stakeholders, and other counsel to find practical, effective, and positive solutions to difficult insolvency situations.

James provides pragmatic advice and counsel in a number of areas, including:

Insolvency & Restructuring: James frequently represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, purchasers and court officers in domestic and cross-border cases.

Advocacy: James regularly appears at all levels of Court in Alberta. He has also been to the Supreme Court of Canada, and frequently appears in the Superior Courts in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Ontario.

Financial Services: James regularly advises clients in reorganizations, corporate arrangements, receiverships, bankruptcies, security reviews and enforcement proceedings.

Corporate & Commercial: James’ practice includes assisting clients in corporate plans of arrangement under Canada’s insolvency statutes and federal and provincial business corporate statues.

Energy: James has assisted in a variety of purchase and sale transactions in the energy sector.

James is president of the Insolvency Section of The Canadian Bar Association (Alberta South Chapter) and Secretary of the Insolvency Section of The Canadian Bar Association (National Chapter). He is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Law Society of Alberta.

James regularly publishes articles and is frequently asked to present at various conferences and speaking engagements across Canada and the United States.

James spent the first 10 years of his career as an insolvency and restructuring lawyer at a seven sisters law firm in Calgary. During the oil and gas commodity price recession James worked on some of the countries largest insolvency and restructuring files, including precedent setting cases, two of which went to the Supreme Court of Canada.