James M. Scharfstein, Q.C.


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Jim has practised law in Saskatchewan since 1977 and is a partner with Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher LLP. Jim’s practice focuses on Corporate Commercial Law and Corporate Governance. Jim is an accredited mediator and has completed the program on negotiation at Harvard University in Boston. In addition to his law practice, Jim has served on the board of directors of profit and non-profit corporations in Canada. In 1992, Jim was awarded a Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and, in 2005, he was awarded a Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in recognition of service to the community.

Education and Experience

Appointed Queen’s Counsel, Saskatchewan

Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar

Post-graduate studies in law – University of Manitoba

Juris Doctor – University of Saskatchewan

Bachelor of Arts – University of Saskatchewan

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financing
  • Real Estate
  • Debtor/Creditor Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Estates, Wills and Trusts

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Member, Saskatoon Bar Association
  • Served as Board Member, Canadian Jewish Congress
  • Served as General Counsel to the Saskatchewan Treaty Commission Office
  • Served as Vice Chair, Saskatchewan Telecommunications
  • Served as President, Saskatoon B’nai Brith
  • Served as Member, National Cabinet, League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith of Canada
  • Served as Member, Board of Trustees of Congregation Agudas Israel
  • Served as Vice President, B’nai Brith Canada
  • Served as Vice President, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
  • Served as Chapter Chair, Saskatoon Chapter of Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
  • Served as Board Member, Canadian Race Relations Foundation