Our clients are our practice. Celebrating more than 20 years of representing Indigenous governments in a wide range of legal matters with a specialization in finding creative solutions and negotiating forward-looking agreements. 

2016 Aboriginal Business Award, BC Achievement Foundation, representing Aboriginal Entrepreneurial Excellence

2013 Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Award, BC Branch, Canadian Bar Association recognition for contribution to Aboriginal People in Law

Impact Benefit & Participation Agreements

  • Strategic Planning & Negotiation 

  • Community Ratification Processes

  • Implementation of Agreements

Business & Economic Development

  • Realization of Business Opportunities

  • Incorporations, Joint Ventures, & Partnerships

  • Buying & Selling Businesses

Employment 

  • Employment Agreements

  • Professional Services Contracts

  • Employment and Privacy Policies

  • Recruitment, Discipline, and Termination

  • Wrongful Dismissal Defence

Band Governance

  • Band Bylaws and Resolutions

  • Custom Election & Membership Codes

  • Decision-Making Policies & Procedures

  • Financial Administration & Taxation Laws

Reserve Development

  • Land Use Policy and Codes

  • Reserve Land Designations

  • Leases, Permits, & Rights-of-Way

  • Additions to Reserve

  • Trespass Compensation

Society & Advocacy Organizations

  • Constitution & Bylaw Structuring

  • Funding & Contribution Agreements

  • Governance Policies

  • Effective Representation

General Counsel

  • Indigenous Nations & Communities

  • Regional & Provincial Indigenous Associations

  • Indigenous Businesses & Organizations

Self-Determination

  • Government to Government Relations

  • Co-Management & Regulatory Decision-Making

  • Devolution of Power

Recognition & Reconciliation

  • Strategic planning, negotiation, and drafting
    of agreements and arrangements

  • Shared decision-making, resource revenue sharing,
    and other participation methods

  • Design of consultation processes and implementation
    of accommodation measures

Comprehensive Land Claims

  • Land Claims Negotiations

  • Self-Government Agreements

  • Interim Land Protection Measures

Specific Land Claims

  • Research & Submission of Claims

  • Negotiation & Settlement of Claims

  • Tribunal Preparations & Hearings

  • Federal Court Appeals

Environmental & Regulatory Participation

  • Environmental Policies

  • Joint Regulatory Agreements

  • Participation & Funding Agreements

  • Provincial, Territorial, and National Processes

Financial Management

  • Lending Transactions, Loans & Guarantees

  • Trust Implementation & Management

  • Financial Bylaws & Administration Laws