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John H. (Jack) Dunphy

John H. (Jack) Dunphy, Q.C.

Partner (Retired)

About

Jack is a retired partner and founding member of Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP. His practice focused on business law. Throughout his extensive career, Jack represented clients in a wide variety of business contexts including corporate, commercial, banking, financial, leasing, mortgages, real estate, wills and estate planning and administration.

Jack has been a frequent panelist and lecturer for the Legal Education Society Bar Admission Course and University of Calgary Continuing Legal Education Programs. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association. He is on the Canadian Bar Association Council, Alberta Branch.

He is past-president and executive member of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch) and the Real Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association’s Alberta Branch. Jack is a past member of the Law Society Registries Liaison Committee and Past Chairman of the Western Law Societies Torrens Committee.

Jack has been a long time, active volunteer on the boards of community, sports and charitable associations and the University of Calgary Senate. A keen outdoorsman, skier, hunter, fisherman and climber, he acted as Alpine Chairman for Team Panorama Ski Club and as a director of the Canadian Ski Patrol.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1966
  • University of Alberta, BA, 1963

Called to the Bar

Alberta – 1968 (now retired)

Practices

  • Corporate/Commercial Financing
  • Leasing
  • Mortgages
  • Real Estate 
Wills and Estate Administration

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association Council, Alberta Branch
  • National Firearms Association, Alberta Division

Awards

  • Queen’s Counsel, 1990
John F. Minchin

John F. Minchin

Partner (Retired)

About

John is a founding partner of Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP. His practice focuses on small and medium-sized businesses representing individuals, private corporations and their shareholders in the areas of business law, commercial real estate, commercial leasing, financing for lenders and borrowers, residential real estate, and wills and estate administration. He and Jack Dunphy, Q.C. founded the firm in 1979.

John’s interests include golf and badminton.

Education

  • University of Alberta, LL. B., 1973
  • University of Calgary, Economics, BA, 1970

Called to the Bar

Alberta – 1968 (now retired)

Practices

  • Business
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Estates

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association