McNiven Law Office began operations in 1998. Douglas McNiven the founder and owner of the firm grew up in Calgary working with his father John at the downtown Calgary firm McNiven Kelly and O’Neil (now Miles Davison LLP).

Douglas McNiven’s grandfather John G. McNiven (senior) also known as Jock McNiven, was a pioneer of the Northwest Territories and served as the first local member of the territorial council in Ottawa,

Douglas McNiven moved to Yellowknife in 1988 and gained excellent background as both public and private counsel before founding McNiven Law.

Mr. McNiven maintains a general practice in the area of business law and commercial litigation, with a focus on creditor’s rights. He has consistently appeared before several tribunals and all levels of court in the Northwest Territories.

He regularly takes part in national educational conferences and has been involved as counsel in various precedent setting cases and as solicitor on several significant contracts over a time span of 20 years or more, and has been active with the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.

The firm has been active in the community since inception and we provide proactive advice designed to enable each client make the best decision possible. We would be happy to meet and discuss your situation.