Partner and national leader of BLG’s Franchise and Distribution Group. Vancouver regional leader of the firm’s Auto Industry Group. Practises franchise and distribution law. Experienced in preparation of all types of franchise, distribution and dealership contracts. Acts for a number of Canada’s most significant franchisors, distributors and manufacturers in both agreement preparation and litigation matters. Authored papers and articles for publications such as globeandmail.com, Franchise Canada magazine and Canadian Business Franchise Directory. Frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (1999 to 2011). Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1995. Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2008) of The Best Lawyers in Canada and named their 2013 and 2017 "Vancouver Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year”. Included in the 2016 edition (and since 2010) of Who’s Who Legal: Canada and recognized as one of the "most highly regarded franchise lawyers in Canada". Received the 2012 Canadian Franchise Association’s Vince Nichol Award for “demonstrating an entrepreneurial spirit and dedication as a volunteer for the betterment of the franchise community” and their 2006 Franchise Support Services Recognition Award.