James D. McFarlane, Q.C. 

PARTNER / Business LawReal Estate


Jim is a hands-on lawyer who believes strong teams yield great results.

Jim’s meticulous approach to his work, combined with a knack for bringing together the people around him has helped him achieve great results for his clients.

Jim has practised primarily in banking law, representing major chartered banks and mezzanine lenders. He also represents corporate borrowers to ensure their financing requirements are realized. Having represented clients on both sides of commercial real estate and leasing transactions Jim brings a well-rounded approach, allowing him to achieve results in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Jim has been active in the Calgary soccer community, taking on both coaching and management roles for Calgary Minor Soccer Community select boys teams and Foothills FC club soccer. He enjoys golf, cross-country skiing, cycling, hiking and scuba diving, often incorporating these pursuits into his many travel adventures.


  • University of Alberta, B.A., LL.B.

  • Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1980

Professional and Community Experience

  • Appointed Queen's Counsel 2010

  • Past Director, Heritage Sports Association

  • Past Director, Calgary Foothills FC

  • Governor and Secretary, Rundle College Education Foundation