James A. Ferguson - Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP

James A. Ferguson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 204-957-4696

Practises largely in the areas of corporate commercial and securities law including public offerings and exempt placements; merger and acquisitions of corporations and assets; power utility contracts, including wind power generation contracts, joint venture and transaction structuring; corporate finance, leveraged buyouts, take-overs, cross-border transactions, amalgamations, commodities futures and options trading, corporate governance, shareholder and partnership agreements, corporate-planning advisory services; secured transactions; asset securitizations and franchising agreements.

Firm Management
Chairman of Aikins Executive Board, 2009 - present
Member of Aikins Executive Board, 2002 - present
Co-Chair of Aikins Business Law Department, 2000 - present

University of ManitobaLL.B 1978
Canadian Bar Association/Manitoba Bar AssociationThe Law Society of ManitobaHealth Sciences Centre FoundationZig Zag Yacht ClubFoundations for Health (Joint Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg Research Foundation, Health Sciences Centre Foundation, and John Buhler Research Centre)St. John''s Ravenscourt School Pan Am Clinic Foundation

Case History

First National Alarmcap Income Fund — Plan of Arrangement and TSX Listing
New Flyer Industries Inc. — IDS Offering
Old Dutch Foods Ltd. — Take-over bid for Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods Inc.
Winnipeg Airport Authority — Airport Refinancing - Bond Offering
TruServ Canada Inc. — Merger transaction with RONA Inc.
Manitoba Hydro


  • 138MW Power Purchase Transaction for wind generated power with Pattern Energy
  • Secured Loan Transaction to Pattern Energy
  • 300MW RFP for wind generated power

Office Location

360 Main Street, 30th Floor
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G1

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions Law of the Winnipeg Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Winnipeg Metro Area
James A. Ferguson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!James A. Ferguson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Practice
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities Law

Other Information

Gender: Male