Jonathan Selnes

Practice Focus

  • Estate Litigation
    • Applications to appoint guardians & trustees
    • Advising on applications to pass accounts 
    • Proceedings to recover losses resulting from a breach of trust or breach of fiduciary duty 
    • Claims regarding the transfer of assets during a person's lifetime 
    • Advising on matters of unjust enrichment 
    • Claims against and/or for removal of personal representatives who cannot fulfill their obligations
    • Disputes regarding compensation of trustees, personal representatives and administrators
    • Claims by family members, dependents and adult interdependent partners regarding the variance of a will 
  • Commercial and General Litigation
    • Contractual Disputes & Unjust Enrichment claims
    • Oil & Gas Disputes
    • Breaches of Trust
    • Breaches of Fiduciary Duties
    • Economic and Intentional Torts including fraud and defamation
    • Real Estate and Joint Venture Disputes
    • Professional Negligence Litigation 
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities Litigation
    • Defence of companies and individuals involved in investigations and regulatory prosecutions by the Ontario Securities Commission, the Alberta Securities Commission and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
    • Shareholder Disputes
  • Court and Arbitration Experience
    • Has conducted trials at both the Court of Queen's Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta
    • Has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and the Alberta Securities Commission representing clients on a wide range of matter

Reported Decisions

  • Beaumont Resources Ltd. v Cardinal Energy Ltd., 2017 ABCA 416
  • Lindsay Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 452
  • Condominium Corporation No 0321365 v Prairie Communities Corp, 2017 ABQB 396
  • Condominium Corporation No 0321365 v Prairie Communities Corp, 2017 ABQB 359
  • Mikkelsen v. Truman Development Corporation, 2017 ABCA 99
  • Condominium Corp. No. 0321365 v. Cuthbert, 2016 ABCA 46
  • Mikkelsen v. Truman Development Corp., 2016 ABQB 23 and 2016 ABQB 255
  • Condominium Corp. No. 0321365 v. Prairie Communities Corp., 2015 ABQB 753
  • Mintage Financial Corp. v. Altenhofen, 2014 ABQB 735
  • RBZ Capital Corp. v. Petrol Alchemy LLC, 2013 ABQB 634
  • Mintage Financial Corp. v. Altenhofen, 2013 ABQB 486

Practice Areas


  • Queen's University, Juris Doctor, 2010
  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (with Distinction), 2006

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2011

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance