About

McNiven Law Office is a streamlined Northern firm which began in 1998. Our discreet approach is based on long term experience of practising law in Northern Canada.

Douglas McNiven the founder and owner of the firm traces his roots back to Calgary. He began his career with what was likely the original specialist downtown insolvency law firm McNiven Kelly and O’Neil. Douglas moved to Yellowknife in 1988 and worked as legal counsel for the Territorial Government for almost 8 years and then with a local firm before founding McNiven Law Office.

Mr. McNiven works in the areas of corporate commercial law, and commercial litigation with a focus on creditor’s rights. He has appeared before all levels of Court in the Northwest Territories. He regularly attends national educational conferences and has been involved in most every insolvency case in the North for the last 15 years or more and has been active with the Law Society of the Northwest Territories and Canadian Bar Association the entire time.

Over the decades we have found that the firm is well suited to deal locally with most any file and as required we can collaborate with other lawyers, trustees or professionals in our network.

We are active in the community and maintain a perceptive approach to practising law.