925 West Georgia St, Suite 1600, Cathedral Pl, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1982 (BC)
Brian represents both large and small, publicly-traded and privately-held, Coast and Interior Forest Act tenure holders and their trade associations, forestry professionals and other organizations and individuals engaged in BC’s forest sector. He assists clients on all aspects of forestry law and policy, including: agreements related to timber harvesting, road use and construction, inventory, silviculture, rights of way, log and chip sales and purchases, and market logging; providing advice and training on legislation affecting forest operations; tenure transfers, consolidations and subdivisions; forest stewardship plans; information sharing and management agreements between forest companies and First Nations; assisting licence holders subject to enforcement proceedings under forestry legislation; assignments and disputes related to “Bill 13” contracts; assisting forest professionals subject to discipline by their professional association; compensation claims for takings of harvesting rights and related improvements; and obtaining exemptions from legislative requirements. Brian was named Forester of the Year by the Association of BC Forest Professionals. He is recognised by Chambers Canada for Forestry and by The Best Lawyers in Canada for his Natural Resources expertise.