James Brown Associate Counsel


James is Associate Counsel in the Business Group at Watson Goepel LLP.  He assists clients with the structuring, negotiating, and documenting of numerous types of credit facilities, as well as project financing, asset based lending and cross-border borrowings. With a large clientele comprised of multi-generational families, James has assisted with a wide variety of estates, wills and trust issues and family business succession planning matters. James has served on the board of directors of various business entities in the aviation, manufacturing and financial sectors.

He is an avid, but not necessarily a proficient, skier and golfer.


  • B., University of British Columbia, 1973
  • BComm, University of British Columbia , 1970


  • British Columbia, 1974

Work Highlights

Acts for numerous Canadian Chartered Banks, U.S., Canadian and International financial institutions, and a diverse range of private lenders and corporate borrowers, assisting with various matters including contracts and financial transactions.

Acts for both purchasers and vendors in the purchase and sale of assets and shares. Advises on the formation and structuring of various business associations, from multinational entities to small retail operations across numerous types of industries including agriculture, real estate and manufacturing.


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, BC Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association