Bio

Professional Background

Douglas’s practice is concentrated on general commercial litigation, arbitration and commercial law; it includes bankruptcy and insolvency law and banking law, including the placement and enforcement of security and foreclosures; personal property security and priority issues; commercial transactions, including real estate; and advising businesses or litigating respecting related commercial matters such as employment law and human rights.

Education

  • 1984 University of Calgary, B.A.
  • 1987 University of Wales, LLB (honours)

Professional and Community Experience

  • Member: Law Society of the Northwest Territories; Law Society of Nunavut; and Law Society of Alberta (inactive)
  • Member: Canadian Bar Association
  • Member: INSOL
  • Panelist and presenter of papers for the Alberta branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and to the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
  • Speaker for other professional, client, and community groups on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, personal property security and related subjects
  • Over 40 reported decisions at all levels of Court in the Northwest Territories

Interests/Community

Fly-fishing, NWT chapter Trout Unlimited; Soccer/football, head of dispute resolution and referee, NWT Soccer Association; and recreational downhill skiing with a dynamic family of 5, plus 1 rescued dog.