Tim practises corporate and commercial law in Lawson Lundell’s Yellowknife office. Tim advises local and national clients on corporate matters including purchase and sale transactions, financings, commercial real estate, joint ventures and mineral tenure. In both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Tim regularly deals with complex land tenure issues. He has experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements, advising on corporate reorganizations and conducting large-scale diligence reviews for resource extraction clients. In addition to advising both public and private companies, Tim advises territorial and municipal governments on corporate matters.

Tim served as a naval officer in the Royal Canadian Navy for eight years before practising law. Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Tim practised in the Calgary office of a leading Canadian law firm.

Community Activities

  • Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, Director
  • Wounded Warriors Canada, Northwest Territories Ambassador
  • Institute for Circumpolar Health Research, Co-Chair
  • Canadian Forces Liaison Council, Chair of the North

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Chambers Canada 2022: recognized for General Business Law - Northern Canada and Arctic (Associate to Watch) 



  • Advising clients on maintenance of Business Incentive Program registration
  • Advising development corporations on project development, significant business acquisitions and the formation and management of joint ventures
  • Advising clients on corporate restructuring and reorganization
  • Advising indigenous-owned corporations on corporate governance and stakeholder relations
  • Advising lenders on taking security over northern assets
  • Assisting entrepreneurs in business start-up including financing, asset acquisitions and shareholder agreements

News & Publications

Blog Posts

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Bar Admissions

  • Alberta (2014)
  • Northwest Territories (2016)
  • Nunavut (2016)
  • Yukon (2017)


University of Western Ontario (B.A. Hons., 2001)

Dalhousie University (M.A., 2003)

University of British Columbia (J.D., 2013)

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