Craig McMahon is an experienced business and insolvency lawyer helping clients navigate complex financial transactions and related issues by providing astute counsel and advice, education, and litigation services. Craig has appeared at the Provincial Court of Alberta, Civil and Criminal Divisions; the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta; the Alberta Court of Appeal; the Federal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada.
Clients appreciate his extensive understanding of business operations (regardless of sector), and his inherent ability to translate legalese within the "lifecycle of a loan," in order to help clients fully understand risks and opportunities.
The fact that he has experienced the inner workings of Canada Revenue Agency first-hand, due to his previous employment at the agency where he provided counsel for debt recovery, priority disputes, and tax evasion files makes him a go-to resource for any client looking to proactively prepare for and efficiently respond to issues including directors' liability assessments, non-arms' length transfer assessments, audits, objections and appeals. Craig’s practice includes the following areas of focus:
"I represent a broad spectrum of clients, from big banks who are owed money, to professional service providers (accountants) who are advising clients, to the average citizen who is in financial trouble and having issues with creditors, or a dispute with CRA."
Craig works with debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, receivers, trustees, landlords, shareholders and directors.
Regardless of the type of client, a fundamental part of Craig’s offering is his commitment to continuous learning and education. He stays current with government legislation, economic trends and indicators, and offers seminars to clients and post-secondary institutions.
Outside of Work
Craig enjoys spending quality time with his family. He is an active member of his community and does volunteer work with the Lethbridge Ringette Association, as his daughters play ringette.