Jimmy Burg


James (Jimmy) Burg’s expertise lies in commercial litigation, where he excels in complex commercial disputes. He is highly regarded for his creative problem-solving abilities, commitment to his clients’ goals, and his formidable presence, both in and out of the courtroom.

Jimmy is known for his negotiating skills, tenacity, and a proven track record of success in court. He has a broad practice encompassing many areas, including civil and contractual disputes, corporate commercial litigation, real estate, construction, professional liability, employment law, arbitration, and public law matters. His recent work includes:

  • Real estate disputes including collapsed deals, fraud and misrepresentation of defects, ownership or border disputes, and certificates of pending litigation.
  • Business disputes including corporate governance matters, shareholder disputes, partnership and joint venture disputes, director and officer liability, oppression claims, derivative actions, fraud and conspiracy, and securities issues.
  • Debt collection related to loan agreements, promissory notes, and unpaid invoices.
  • Construction law issues including deficiency claims, cost overruns, delay, warranty claims, and builder’s liens.
  • Commercial leasing issues of all natures including termination disputes, rental arrears, capital improvements and material defects.

Jimmy also has a specialized expertise in natural resources, energy, and regulatory matters. His recent work includes:

  • Regulatory matters in renewables and clean energy technology, including hydrogen
  • Strategic advice and representation to mining companies
  • Regulatory matters in electric and autonomous vehicles
  • Environmental and energy-related litigation
  • Climate policy and related litigation
  • Public utility matters
  • Quasi-criminal liability and environmental prosecutions
  • Risk management and environmental regulatory compliance

During law school at Queen’s University, Jimmy received academic excellence awards in trial advocacy and international trade law. Prior to law school, Jimmy earned a geology degree with Honours from Dalhousie University. He worked as a geologist and environmental scientist in the mining, oil & gas, and environmental sectors in British Columbia and Alberta. He is passionate about energy and mineral resources and the complex technical issues and economic challenges facing those sectors.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of British Columbia (2020)
  • Law Society of Alberta (2020)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Advocates’ Club


Co-author, “Is Hydrogen the Silver Bullet?” Energy Regulation Quarterly, October 2021

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Electrification: Law and Policy,” Plug in BC, June 10, 2021