Jeffrey Vallis KC > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Centennial Place, East Tower
520 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 1900
Calgary, AB T2P 0R3

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Partner in BLG’s Construction Group and International Construction Projects Focus Group. His practice focuses on large-scale construction disputes, principally arising out of industrial, commercial and infrastructure projects. He acts as counsel in litigation and domestic and international arbitrations, and is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. Commenced articles with Howard Mackie in 1981, before getting called to the Bar in Alberta in 1982. Joined the partnership in 1988. When Howard Mackie joined with four other regional firms in 2000 to create Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), he entered the partnership of the national firm. Served in a number of firm management roles, including National Construction Head, and subsequently, National Litigation Head. Jeff was called to the Alberta Bar in 1982, Manitoba Bar in 2015 and Saskatchewan Bar in 2016. Named Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) in 2002.




Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers; Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society.


LLB, University of Toronto, 1981. Certificate in Leadership in Law Firms, Harvard Law School Executive Education, 2011

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Construction

(Hall of Fame)

Jeffrey Vallis KCBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP remains a leader in the practice space, advising domestic and international owners/sponsors, governmental authorities, suppliers, service providers, contractor/developer consortiums, lenders and equity investors over the course of the entire lifecycle of major construction projects. With a client base spanning such sectors as transportation, health services, social infrastructure and energy, the firm assists with matters ranging from early-stage project and procurement planning and structuring, project governance, public funding and private financing to regulatory approval matters, closing matters and litigation, mediation and arbitration. Patricia Morrison KC leads the team in Calgary and provides expertise on large-scale infrastructure, industrial and commercial projects, in addition to high-value disputes involving tenders, construction contracts and liens. Jeffrey Vallis KC, also in Calgary, brings experience in domestic and international arbitrations. Richard Shaban in Toronto draws on 30 years of handling transactional work and the resolution of issues during procurement and project delivery. In Montreal, Simon Grégoire specializes in complex construction litigation and infrastructure and energy construction disputes. Other key figures include Gabriel Lefebvre, who brings strength to engineers’ liability claims in Montreal, Rodney Smith in Calgary and veteran arbitrator Hugh Meighen in Toronto.