Max Faille is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in Aboriginal law and public law. He is national leader of Gowlings' Aboriginal Law Group. His clients consist of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada, as well as private sector interests seeking to do business with Aboriginal communities. He has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon Territory, the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He was counsel for the Assembly of First Nations in the Bastien and Dubé cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, resulting in a significant victory on behalf of First Nations. In addition to legal representation in the courts and in negotiations, he regularly provides advice on Aboriginal and treaty rights, First Nation taxation, self-government, Aboriginal consultation and accommodation, impact and benefit agreements, and Aboriginal economic development. He is frequently invited to present to or chair major national legal conferences in Aboriginal law, and is member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Fluent in both English and French, Max practises in both official languages.
Year Called to the Bar:
1998 (ON); 2009 (YT); 2009 (NT)
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