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Ed provides high quality, effective legal representation based on a clear understanding of sophisticated legal concepts, client needs, and the northern community. Through personal service, he delivers tailored advice grounded in common-sense.

Ed maintains a general practice with an emphasis on corporate commercial securities and municipal law. He has worked with a number of clients in corporate reorganizations, restructurings, sales, and purchases of businesses. His experience extends to real estate transactions (commercial and residential), incorporations, foreclosures, municipal issues and acquisitions.

Ed’s clients are from many sectors of the northern business community including developers, municipalities, small businesses, and individuals. He has acted for a variety of banks and private lenders in placing and enforcing security.

Clients benefit from Ed’s substantial courtroom experience. A skilled litigator, he has represented corporate and individual clients at all levels of court in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

A valued resource for municipal councils, Ed regularly provides advice and training concerning governance and general business issues for several municipalities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Given his broad knowledgebase, Ed is often called upon to relay general advice for many practice areas. He takes a creative approach to handling legal issues and explains complicated legal concepts in a straightforward manner. Clients know they can rely on his practical, relevant advice to effectively address their concerns.

An active member of the Yellowknife community, Ed is a Yellowknife Co-op board member, a member of the Condo Board, and the Former Regional Director of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Contact & Links


  • 301 Nunasi Building
    5109 - 48th Street
    Yellowknife, NT X1A 1N5


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

Bar Admissions

  • Northwest Territories, 1987
  • Nunavut, 1999

McLennan Ross LLP
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

39 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

7 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law


  • Corporate Law and Real Estate Law, Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2006 - 2021

  • Northern Canada and Arctic, Chambers Canada

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