Jeremiah Kowalchuk
Jeremiah Kowalchuk
Firm Managing Partner
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Jeremiah Kowalchuk, the firm's managing partner, is experienced litigation counsel, having represented clients before all levels of court in Alberta and in the Federal Court. Jeremiah focuses on commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, corporate governance, construction, real estate disputes, and debt recovery, regularly representing medium to large companies as well as owners, contractors, and engineers.

Jeremiah represents and advises clients in many areas of law, including general litigation, corporate and commercial issues and disputes, and transactional work. This includes:

  • Private lending arrangements and security implementation
  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Land and property development
  • Condominium development and sales
  • Franchise system development and implementation
  • Arbitration and mediation
Jeremiah serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and is the past chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.  Jeremiah uses his broad experience to help manage litigation cases handled by the firm.
 
Value to Clients
"My experience running my own firm and having a general practice for several years has given me a big picture perspective. That experience helps me understand how clients’ businesses work and gives me the ability to tailor their legal services.”
 
Outside the Office
Jeremiah runs and travels in his spare time.
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch
Past-President
2017-2018
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch
President
2016-2017
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch
Vice-President
2015-2016
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch
Treasurer
2014-2015
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch
Secretary
2013-2014
Canadian Bar Association
Member
1999-Present
Edmonton Bar Association
Member
2002-Present
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA)
Member
2006-Present
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Volunteer Lawyer
2002-Present
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Board of Directors
2013-2015
Listed Construction Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2019
"Litigation Star"
Benchmark Canada
2017 - 2019
Edmonton Centre for Equal Justice
University of Alberta Law School Moot Program
Envacon Inc v 829693 Alberta Ltd, 2017 ABQB 623
Stephen v MacLean, 2018 ABQB 53
Terwillegar Towne Residents Association v Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP, 2015 ABQB 14, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Shefsky v. California Gold Mining Inc, 2014 ABQB 730, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Black Fluid Inc. v Opulence Clothing Inc. , 2014 ABQB 138
Bizon v Bizon, 2014 ABCA 174, Alberta Court of Appeal
Logithasan v. Chawla, 2012 ABQB 368, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Asset Capital Mortgage Corporation v. Hartum, 2009 ABPC 92, Alberta Provincial Court
Cunningham v. Alberta (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2009 ABCA 239
July 1, 2019
Field Law Announces New Managing Partner
Jeremiah Kowalchuk elected as Managing Partner effective July 1, 2019
EDMONTON/CALGARY (July 1, 2019) – Field Law is pleased to introduce Jeremiah Kowalchuk as Field Law’s Managing Partner for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2019.Jeremiah is experienced litigation counsel, having represented medium-to-la...
September 2018
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
28 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
Field Law is proud to announce that 28 of our lawyers have been included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. These lawyers have been recognized in 17 service areas, resulting in a total of 36 rankings.Among the 28 Field Law l...
November 2017
Field Law at CBA West 2017
The Alberta and British Columbia branches of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) are teaming up to present “CBA West 2017”, an exciting new legal conference for lawyers practicing in Western Canada. The conference will take place in Las Vega...
June 2003
Benoit Loses at Federal Court of Appeal
Charles Benoit, a truck driver from Fort McMurray, Alberta, launched a tax challenge against the Government of Canada in 1992. He argued that even though Treaty 8 does not include a tax exemption provision, there was an oral promise that ...
June 2003
First Nations Courts
Canadian criminal courts are adversarial, usually seeking to punish people for crimes, and to protect other members of society by jailing offenders. The purpose of a justice system in a First Nations community is different, as it seeks out&nb...
September 2002
The Venne Decision
September 2002
First Nations Government Act
Changes to the Indian Act are in the works with new legislation called the First Nations Governance Act. The Canadian Government says the new Act will provide First Nations with more effective tools of governance until self-government arrange...
Education
University of Alberta, 2002, Bachelor of Laws, With Distinction
University of Saskatchewan, 1999, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
Admissions
Alberta,2003