James Reid
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9731

James's practice involves all aspects of corporate/commercial litigation with a focus on restructuring and insolvency law and civil enforcement. His related experience includes making applications in the Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal, as well as representing clients in both Queen's Bench and Provincial Court trials, pre-trial conferences, negotiations and mediations.

James is involved with the University of Calgary's Student Legal Assistance programs as a Volunteer Lawyer and volunteers with Civil Claims Duty Counsel and the Queen's Bench Amicus Program.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Some of the cases on the public record in which James has been involved include representing:

  • The debtors in the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings of Lightstream Resources Ltd. in a complex corporate reorganization that ultimately received court approval of a transaction for a total estimated purchase price of C$1.39-billion
  • The lending syndicate, as Canadian counsel, in the cross-border CCAA/Chapter 15 restructuring proceedings of the Sanjel Group, a large private and family-owned oil-field services group of companies, with assets in Canada, the U.S. and the Middle East
  • The agent of a lending syndicate, as Canadian counsel, in the cross-border CCAA/Chapter 11 proceedings of the Quicksilver Resources Canada entities
  • The senior secured lender in the receivership of COGI Limited Partnership
  • The court-appointed receivers of Hyperion Exploration Corp., Ivanhoe Energy Inc., Palliser Oil & Gas Corp., Waldron Energy Corporation, Northern Frontier Group and Eagle Ranch Resources Ltd.
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Conducting Business in Canada: Navigating Canada's Anti-Corruption Laws
Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers, Expert Guides, Legal Media Group, March 2016.
Co-author: Mid-Year Review of Anti-Corruption Law North of The 49th Parallel
FCPA Professor, August 27, 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Business Crimes, Investigations & Compliance, July 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-presenter: Canada/US Cross-Border Insolvency
Canadian Bar Association, Insolvency Section, Calgary, Alberta, February 8, 2017.
Presenter: Appeals in Insolvency
Insolvency Section, Canadian Bar Association, Calgary, Alberta, October 12, 2016.
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