John L. Ircandia

John L. Ircandia QC

Senior Counsel

Executive Summary

John Ircandia is counsel in our Commercial Litigation Group in our Calgary office. John focuses his practice on the litigation aspects of corporate restructurings, including proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and Alberta Business Corporations Act (ABCA). John has extensive experience in acting on behalf of financial institutions, other lenders and corporations in insolvency-related proceedings. He also has considerable experience in oil & gas and class action litigation.

John has argued cases before the Alberta and Saskatchewan Courts of Queen’s Bench and Courts of Appeal as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.


Representative Work

  • Acted on behalf of financial institutions, other lenders and various companies in court proceedings relative to corporate arrangements and reorganizations.
  • Represented lending institutions in lender liability claims and environmental liability matters.
  • Represented Canadian chartered banks and other lenders in security enforcement proceedings, including receiverships, bankruptcies and restructurings.
  • Represented energy companies in litigation respecting the acquisition of oil & gas properties, ownership issues, operatorship challenges, environmental concerns and related matters.
  • Acted in respect of multi-jurisdictional lawsuits, receiverships, bankruptcies and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
  • Represented receivers, trustees in bankruptcy and monitors in litigation matters.
  • Represented commercial landlords respecting lease disputes and related litigation.
  • Represented plaintiffs in personal injury litigation.
  • Served as part of the BLG litigation team successfully representing Stampeder Exploration Ltd. in one of the more significant cases before the Alberta Courts in recent years, namely Colborne Capital Corporation, James T. Grenon et al v. Westar Petroleum Ltd., Stampeder Exploration Ltd. et al.
  • Represented financial institutions in a variety of commercial fraud, negligence and class action litigation.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2010 to 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.