Jordan Bierkos is an associate in our Litigation Group in Calgary. He helps clients solve their most pressing and challenging problems. Jordan maintains a general corporate commercial litigation practice where he assists clients with dispute prevention, containment, and resolution, including through court or arbitration procedures.
Jordan’s advice and advocacy is regularly sought out in complex, and multi-party litigations involving significant damages claims. Jordan has appeared as counsel before Courts in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the Alberta Securities Commission. Additionally, Jordan is frequently involved in mediations, domestic ad hoc arbitrations, and international institutional arbitrations.
Jordan’s experience spans areas including oil and gas contracts, construction projects, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, and employment related claims. He assists clients in industries ranging from energy and construction, to sport and entertainment.
Jordan has experience representing corporations and their stakeholders in a broad range of commercial disputes, including those relating to shareholder disputes, purchase and sale agreements, oppression claims, director negligence, corporate proprietary information, and claims arising from unanimous shareholder agreements.
In his construction law practice, Jordan represents general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and project owners. Jordan is trusted by clients to provide real time strategic advice to stakeholders as projects unfold as well as bringing and defending claims brought under builders’ lien legislation, the Public Works Act, and in mediations, and arbitrations.
Jordan has broad experience with claims arising in the energy industry, including regarding assets and asset packages in multiple jurisdictions. Jordan is regularly called upon to resolve disputes regarding operations, capital projects, corporate and asset acquisitions or dispositions.
Jordan has a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Jordan has advised amateur and professional athletes regarding team selection, contract negotiation, and intellectual property protection and commercialization. Jordan has also advised certified player agents in all aspects of the business of athlete agencies.
Jordan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary, following a Bachelor of Physical Education (with distinction) from the University of Alberta. Prior to and during law school, Jordan worked as a strength and conditioning coach for professional and elite amateur athletes. During law school, Jordan volunteered with Student Legal Assistance and participated in several moot competitions, including the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada. Jordan was also on the executive of the Sport and Entertainment Law Society, the U of C chapter of Christian Legal Fellowship, and was the coach and captain of the U of C’s Law Rugby team. In 2015, Jordan was awarded the Grant McKibben Prize, which is presented to a graduating student who epitomizes the energy and spirit of the Calgary Law School community. Jordan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Bar Association, Christian Legal Fellowship, and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.