James B. Edgar



James Edgar is a seasoned lawyer in our corporate/commercial department. His practice uniquely combines practical real estate development advice with financing and transactional experience. He represents a diverse range of clients, including financial institutions, land developers, individuals, First Nations, condominium corporations and businesses of all sizes on real estate and business acquisitions or dispositions, land development and other transactions.

James also has significant experience working with land developers on the establishment and development of condominiums and strata space subdivision projects.

A committed member to his community, James has recently been appointed as a Board Member of the Infill Development in Edmonton Association (IDEA). He is also a member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee for Junior Achievement – Northern Alberta and a current member and previously Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Business Law Section – Alberta North.

Prior to joining Witten, James practiced law at the Edmonton office of an international firm, where he developed expertise in the banking and finance sector, and the real estate and development industry.

Outside the office, James is busy chasing after his little one, playing volleyball, or avidly watching the Oilers – always hoping to see a win.

Recognitions, Rankings and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Canada:
    - Real Estate Law


  • University of Alberta, 2011, Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction)
  • University of Saskatchewan, 2015, Juris Doctor (with Distinction)
P: 780-441-3207 F: 780-429-2559
Year of Call Alberta, 2016