Kyle R. Kawanami


Practice Areas


Admitted To Bar

Alberta, 2007

Education

2006 LL.B. with distinction (University of Alberta)

2003 B.A. with distinction (University of Alberta)

Kyle’s practice is focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, commercial disputes, and mortgage foreclosures. Kyle is currently the chair of the Northern Alberta Creditors Rights’ Section of the Canadian Bar Association.   

Kyle’s experience includes assisting in corporate lending, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization related proceedings including filing motions and briefs under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, matters relating to builders'  and garage keepers’ liens and representing secured and unsecured creditors as well as trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and individuals and corporations in financial distress.

Kyle also has experience in general civil litigation and professional liability matters, and has conducted matters in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

While attending law school, Kyle received several awards for scholastic achievement, including the Canada Law Book Prize, the Carswell Book Prize, and the Hon. G.A. Cameron Steer Scholarship.

Chair, Creditors Rights Section, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association

Secretary and Director, Workshop West Theatre

Member, Young Insolvency Professionals Practicing in Edmonton

Member, Re-Engagement and Retention Task Force, Law Society of Alberta

Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Provincial Court of Alberta