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Biography

Jonathan is a civil litigator with experience in complex commercial disputes, class actions, shareholder disputes, contract and tort matters, property disputes, and complex construction and engineering disputes.

Jonathan has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta as well as the Alberta Securities Commission and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of Alberta, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Calgary Bar Association, Member
  • The Advocates Society, Member

Community Activities

  • Calgary Legal Guidance, Volunteer

Experience

Experience

Jonathan has experience in the following areas: 

Estate Litigation

  • Applications to appoint guardians & trustees
  • Advising on applications to pass accounts
  • Proceedings to recover losses resulting from a breach of trust or breach of fiduciary duty
  • Claims regarding the transfer of assets during a person's lifetime
  • Advising on matters of unjust enrichment
  • Claims against and/or for removal of personal representatives who cannot fulfill their obligations
  • Disputes regarding compensation of trustees, personal representatives and administrators
  • Claims by family members, dependents and adult interdependent partners regarding the variance of a will

Commercial and General Litigation

  • Contractual Disputes & Unjust Enrichment claims
  • Oil & Gas Disputes
  • Breaches of Trust
  • Breaches of Fiduciary Duties
  • Economic and Intentional Torts including fraud and defamation
  • Real Estate and Joint Venture Disputes
  • Professional Negligence Litigation

Construction Litigation

Personal Injury

Securities Litigation

  • Defence of companies and individuals involved in investigations and regulatory prosecutions by the Ontario Securities Commission, the Alberta Securities Commission and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
  • Shareholder Disputes

Court and Arbitration Experience

  • Has conducted trials at both the Court of Queen's Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta
  • Has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and the Alberta Securities Commission representing clients on a wide range of matter

Reported Decisions

  • Beaumont Resources Ltd. v Cardinal Energy Ltd., 2017 ABCA 416
  • Lindsay Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 452
  • Condominium Corporation No 0321365 v Prairie Communities Corp, 2017 ABQB 396
  • Condominium Corporation No 0321365 v Prairie Communities Corp, 2017 ABQB 359
  • Mikkelsen v. Truman Development Corporation, 2017 ABCA 99
  • Condominium Corp. No. 0321365 v. Cuthbert, 2016 ABCA 46
  • Mikkelsen v. Truman Development Corp., 2016 ABQB 23 and 2016 ABQB 255
  • Condominium Corp. No. 0321365 v. Prairie Communities Corp., 2015 ABQB 753
  • Mintage Financial Corp. v. Altenhofen, 2014 ABQB 735
  • RBZ Capital Corp. v. Petrol Alchemy LLC, 2013 ABQB 634
  • Mintage Financial Corp. v. Altenhofen, 2013 ABQB 486

News & Publications

Blog Posts

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Assistant Contact

  • Julie Giles
  • Legal Assistant
  • T: 403.218.7504

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta (2011)

Education

Queen's University  (J.D., 2010)
University of Calgary, (B.A., in Political Science (with Distinction), 2006)

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