Shannon James

Shannon James: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (910 Attorneys)
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

Shannon James is an associate in our Tax and Family Wealth Counsel Group in our Calgary office. Fluent in both French and English, Shannon focuses her practice on a broad range of Canadian income tax and estate matters. She acts and assists on a broad range of matters including tax litigation, estate and trust litigation and tax and estate planning.

Community Involvement

•Conseil de developpement economique de l'Alberta
•Volunteer, Court of Queen's Bench Amicus Program
•Volunteer, Pro Bono Alberta, Civil Claims Duty Counsel

Publications & Presentations

•Co-Author, Uncertain Tax Positions Disclosure, Canadian Tax Highlights, September 2015.
•Contributor, “Personal Representatives' and Trustees' Compensation in Alberta,” Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal Vol. 34:2, 2015.
•Contributor, “ ADR and Trusts: An international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes, ” Spiramus Press Lt?d., 2015.
•Co-author, La nouvelle agence et le Tax Avoision, Stratege 19: 3 (June 2014) 66.
•Author, Is the CRA Focusing on Raising More Revenue as Opposed to Ensuring Compliance? GST & Commodity Tax, 28:4 (April 2014) 27.
•Co-author, Personal Services Business in the Oil and Gas Sector, Canadian Petroleum Tax Journal, Vol. 26, 2013.
•Co-author, Book Review of Economic Substance and Tax Avoidance: An International Perspective, authored by Robert McMechan, Tax Notes International, Tax Analysts, December 23, 2013.
•Co-author, The Recognition of 'Enforceable Deeds' in Canada, International Litigation News, April 2013.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Estates and Trust Litigation
  • Corporate Tax
  • Tax Litigation
  • Family Wealth Counsel
  • Commodity Tax and Customs Tariffs

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9514  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
University of Calgary, B.A., International Relations, with distinction, 2009; University of Ottawa, Juris Doctor, Programme de droit canadien with Great Distinction, 2012
Law School Attended:
University of Ottawa, Licence en droit, Programme de droit canadien, 2012
Year of First admission:
2013, Alberta

Professional Involvement

•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Member, Calgary Bar Association
•Member, Association des juristes d'expression francaise de l'Alberta (AJEFA)
•Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
•Member, Association of Women Lawyers


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Calgary, Alberta

  • Calgary, AB
    Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB M5H 3Y4

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