James Murphy


“Common sense often makes good law”
- Justice William O. Douglas, United States Supreme Court

Hit your stretch goals.

In today’s fast-paced business world, James provides the practical advice and prompt turnaround his clients need to move forward with their businesses. His experience, expertise and understanding of commercial law and real property issues allows him to provide the strategic thinking that his clients need to thrive.

Representative matters

Working with clients who face increasing time pressures to meet their transactions, such as pulp and paper firms, retailers, sawmills, landlords, trucking companies and banking firms, James has helped his clients in a variety of ways including:
  • Representing one of Canada’s largest residential landlords in all aspects of its acquisitions, developments and financing.
  • Working with a large industrial retail and commercial conglomerate on all aspects of its acquisitions, developments and financings.
  • Representing a large national private mortgage lender for its lending activities in New Brunswick.
  • Representing private residential property developers in all aspects of their acquisitions, developments and financing.

Areas of practice

  • Property and Real Estate Development
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Financial Services
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Owner Managed Business


New Brunswick, 1987


Law Society of New Brunswick
Saint John Law Society


University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 1986
University of New Brunswick, B.B.A., 1984


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Past member, Articling & Student Committee, Stewart McKelvey
  • Past member, Board of Directors, Bayview Credit Union Limited
  • Past member, Board of Directors, New Brunswick Branch, Canadian Red Cross
  • Past president, Saint John Learning Exchange
  • Past member, Board of Directors, D.A.R.E. Canada (Fundy) Inc.




Banking (Including Financial Institutions Regulatory Law)
Mergers and Acquisitions
Property and Real Estate Development
Property Leasing


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  • Best Lawyers 2018 Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Saint John
  • Nominated Acritas Star™ Lawyer, 2017
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2013-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Real Estate Law, 2011-2019

Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, NB, Canada
E2L 2A9

P 506.632.8312
F 506.634.3573

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