JEFFREY L. SMITH, Q.C.


Jeff has developed an extensive practice over the past 30 years in business law and litigation. He has conducted trials at all levels in Alberta and has argued cases in the Court of Appeal. His practice has evolved to include an increasingly sophisticated commercial and insurance litigation practice.

While he has extensive court experience, he handles all disputes quickly and cost-effectively.

In his litigation practice, he has represented clients in many areas, including:

• Builder’s Liens

• Building and Construction

• Civil Litigation

• Commercial Landlord/Tenant

• Commercial Litigation

• Insurance Litigation

• Personal Injury Litigation

• Real Estate

• Shareholder Oppression Actions

As a solicitor, his practice includes:

• Incorporations

• Corporate Reorganizations

• Management and Family Trusts

• Corporate Commercial Transactions including purchase and sale of businesses and professional practices

• Real Estate

• Wills and Estates

In Jeff’s practice as a solicitor, he has also provided advice, guidance and representation for:

• Numerous transactions involving the sale of professional practices

• Numerous tax driven corporate reorganizations

• Review and negotiation of commercial leases

• Commercial and residential real estate transactions

• Drafting of Family Trusts and trusts for other business and family purposes


YEAR OF CALL:


1984

Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011

 


EDUCATION:


Bachelor of Science in Engineering – University of New Brunswick, 1977

Bachelor of Laws – Dalhousie University, 1981

 


COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT: 


• Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and  Geophysicists of Alberta

• Calgary Bar Association

• Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society

• Former Counsel to City Wide Blockwatch Council

• Member of board of the Calgary Jewish federation;

• Chair of Calgary Jewish Federation Community relations Committee

In his spare time Jeff enjoys skiing, golfing and boating, history, politics and current affairs.