Barry E. Emes


Barry has significant experience in the practice of law that equips him with the expertise to provide relevant and timely services related to disputes in various sectors. That experience includes:


Dispute Litigation

Disputes arising out of:

  • construction contracts
  • joint ventures and other forms of joint ownership of property
  • commercial real estate transactions
  • oil and gas matters
  • breaches of contract
  • commercial insurance policies
  • partnerships, corporations and other jointly held entities
  • municipal law matters
  • bankruptcy and insolvency
  • all other manner of civil disputes

Commercial Law

Matters in respect of:

  • construction contracts
  • public/private partnerships and the ownership, financing and other documents involved
  • complex real-estate transactions, including purchase and sale agreements and joint ownership agreements
  • banking and finance
  • derivative products arrangements
  • public and private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions
  • bankruptcy and insolvency, and debt restructuring
  • complex contractual relationships
  • oil and gas
  • power
  • executive compensation
  • aboriginal issues
  • corporate governance

Law Firm Management

  • Founding Partner: Stikeman Elliott, Calgary Office
  • Managing Partner: Stikeman Elliott, Calgary office (seven years)
  • Member of National Partnership Board: Stikeman Elliott (seven years)


  • University of British Columbia (1973) - Bachelor of Laws (Gold medal -highest academic standing)
  • University of Calgary (1973) - Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • High School: St. Michael's High School, Pincher Creek

Work Experience Prior to Law School:

  • Royal Bank of Canada: management training program
  • Mobil Oil Canada Limited: junior economist in planning group