Our Team

Meet our Lawyers

James Foulds

Principal Partner

James Foulds is the Principal Partner in our law firm, practising corporate commercial law and real estate law. He has broad practice experience in real estate and general business law, including construction and development, financing and commercial leasing. Over the years, a significant portion of James’s practice has been focused on real estate and commercial litigation, including foreclosures and builder's liens, having appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada and various tribunals.

While presently focusing on commercial and real estate solicitors practice, James’s litigation experience has provided him a wide range of knowledge and experience well suited to dealing with complex real estate and business issues, including distress acquisitions and structuring. James also has a great deal of experience with estates and capacity litigation, representing beneficiaries and trustees. His expertise involves challenges and interpretation of wills, contested passing of accounts, claims for support by depenStevents, and disputes relating to breaches of fiduciary duties. Since 2005, he has given countless in-depth seminars to employees and managers of various federal departments, and to other professionals on estate planning and the managing of estates. The Law Society of Upper Canada has asked James to speak at webinars on a lawyer's obligations when dealing with clients with disabilities. He also developed and taught the estate module for the Law Society's French Practical Program.

Matthew Luis

Matthew Luis is a Senior Partner in the Family Law Group of Foulds & Partners. Matthew has practised exclusively in the area of family law since his call to the bar in 2002. His practice encompasses all aspects of family law, including parenting, property, support, domestic contracts, and any other issues that may arise from separation or divorce. Matthew completed his JD at Queen's University. During her time in law school, he was an active participant in Queen's Legal Aid's Clinical Litigation Practice, successfully representing clients before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Social Benefits Tribunal. While at Queen's, Matthew was president of the Human Rights Law Club where he co-ordinated speaking events and fundraisers with the goal of promoting human rights awareness within the Queen's community.

Matthew attended the Bader International Study Centre in Herstmonceux, England, earning a certificate in international public law. He also completed a placement at the New Brunswick Court of Justice in Belleville, where he worked closely with the local family law judiciary. Matthew is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, and is an active volunteer with Pro Bono New Brunswick.

William Kent


His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and the negotiation of all types of commercial contracts. William regularly advises clients across various sectors — including transport, construction, agriculture, retail sales and manufacturing — with respect to a range of local, national and international transactions. William joined our Business Law Group in 2010. In 2011, he jointed the legal department of a publicly listed global leader in the forest products industry, where he worked closely with executive management on major projects involving multiple jurisdictions and highly regulated manufacturing processes. He returned to Foulds & Partners in 2014 with a deepened understanding of his clients’ needs and priorities. William's clients appreciate his availability, dedication, efficiency and his ability to deliver practical solutions tailored to each client’s industry and operations.

Throughout the years, William has developed an extensive knowledge of linguistics. In addition to English and French, which she masters fluently, his linguistic abilities extend to Romanian, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. This knowledge has proved particularly useful in the context of international transactions. William is committed to using his knowledge of corporate law to benefit his community. For this reason, she serves as a director of Friends for Mental Health, a non-profit organization that provides support and resources to friends and family of people suffering from mental health disorders. The destigmatization of mental health disorders is a cause that is particularly close to his heart.

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