Pat Haughian


Pat Haughian

In Pat, clients have a unique and valuable resource – a business lawyer who understands both sides of the partnership between internal and external counsel and can translate that balanced perspective into positive outcomes.

His strong business background includes working in-house as corporate counsel to a large mining contractor and significant experience in the oil sands industry. These experiences continue to guide him in acting as a strategic partner to clients. He appreciates the important balance between risk management and commercial reality and is genuinely concerned with safeguarding interests while providing practical legal solutions.

Pat maintains a broad practice, supporting his clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. He is also experienced in labour and employment matters, which supports his commercial practice. His wide variety of legal experience allows him to effectively assist a diverse clientele in overcoming challenging legal issues. He has advised clients with respect to business start-ups, corporate structuring, corporate re-organizations, commercial leasing and real estate, commercial financing, creating, and implementing joint ventures, conducting commercial bid reviews, negotiating procurement contracts, and negotiating lending agreements. He works regularly with financial institutions in different aspects of their business including lending and leasing. Pat also carries on an extensive Northern practice, supporting his clients in both Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Pat is exceptionally hardworking. While he appreciates the law, he is also passionate about understanding the intricacies of a business so he can position himself as a trusted resource. Never complacent, he works hard to become a integral part of his clients’ businesses. He doesn’t just provide sterilized, academic legal briefs, he provides business solutions.

Outside of his practice, Pat is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association. He is also the Former Director and Vice President of the Board, Personal Support Network, and a current Director and Treasurer of the Oliver Parents Advisory Association.