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Matthew X. James      |      Partner 

Matthew X. James is a Barrister who practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation.

Education

Bachelor of Laws (With Distinction), University of Alberta, 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Political Science, 1998 to 2001

Bar Admission

2005, Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
University of Calgary, Faculty of Law Moot Court Competitions, Volunteer Coach – 2009
Legal Archives Society of Alberta, Volunteer – 2009
Student Legal Assistance, Volunteer Advisor – 2006
Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Law Day, Volunteer – 2005
Alberta Law Review, Editorial Board – 2002 to 2004
Student Legal Services, Criminal Shift Volunteer – 2001 to 2002

Practice Areas

  • Construction litigation, builder negligence and builders’ liens

  • Real estate litigation

  • Shareholder, director and corporate governance disputes

  • Joint venture and partnership disputes

  • Employment law, including wrongful dismissal actions, human rights complaints and non-competition disputes

  • Banking and financing litigation, including debt recovery and secured and unsecured collections

  • Civil fraud actions

  • Judgment enforcement (domestic and foreign judgments)

  • Franchise disputes

  • Criminal law (commercial crime)

  • Contractual disputes

  • Foreclosures

  • Mortgage fraud actions

  • Administrative law, including commission and board hearings, and judicial review of decisions of administrative tribunals

  • Constitutional litigation

  • Libel and defamation actions

  • Oil and gas litigation

  • Commercial lease disputes

  • Intellectual property litigation, including copyright and patent disputes

  • Professional negligence actions

  • Investor disputes

  • Land development litigation

Reported Decisions

Bartolome v. Alberta Investigation & Loss Prevention Inc., 2005 ABPC 290
R. v. Allen (2006), 2006 ABPC 115, 399 A.R. 245
Condominium Corp. No 9813678 v. Statesman Corp., 2007 ABCA 216, 76 Alta. L.R. (4th) 197, [2007] 10 W.W.R. 193, 409 A.R. 152
Direct Energy Marketing Ltd. v. McIntyre, 2007 ABQB 296, [2007] A.W.L.D. 2067
Jackson v. Piikani Nation Election Appeals Board, 2008 FC 130, 328 F.T.R. 188
Begeman v. Bender, 2008 ABCA 237, 92 Alta. L.R. (4th) 253, 433 A.R. 9
Neste Canada Inc. v. Allianz Insurance Co. of Canada, 2008 ABCA 71, 291 D.L.R. (4th) 279, 429 A.R. 8
Campbell v. Calgary Police Service, 2009 ABQB 58, [2009] A.W.L.D. 1092, 2009 CarswellAlta 99
Condominium Corp. No. 0321365 v. Marshall, 2009 ABCA 292, [2009] A.W.L.D. 3639 (C.A.)
S.S.I. Special Services (Operating Division) Inc. v. Response Energy Corp.,2009 ABCA 339, 2009 CarswellAlta 1634 (C.A.)
Kaglik v. Homestead Project Management Ltd., 2010 ABQB 336
Toronto Dominion Bank v. Khosla, 2010 ABQB 652
Milner v. Sostar, 2012 ABCA 128
760437 Alberta Ltd. v. Fabutan Corporation, 2012 ABQB 266
CIBC Mortgages Inc. v. Lucas, 2012 ABQB 402
Milner v. Sostar, 2012 ABQB 473
Weber v. Coco Homes Inc., 2013 ABQB 180
Kent v. Watts, 2013 ABQB 123
Milner v. Sostar, 2013 ABCA 386
Kulaga v. First National GP Corp., 2013 ABQB 377
Bank of Montreal v. 1323606 Alberta Ltd., 2013 ABQB 596
Kulaga v. First National GP Corp., 2014 ABQB 400
Kowbel v. National Bank, 2014 ABQB 311

Madigan Plaza Inc. v. Calgary Golf & Country Club, 2015 ABQB 272

Willier v. McGurk, 2015 ABCA 299

Coco Homes Inc. v. Caleron Properties Ltd., 2016 ABQB 30

Coco Homes Inc. v. Caleron Properties Ltd., 2017 ABQB 15

Condominium Corp. No. 0211484 v. The Town of Canmore, 2018 ABQB 649