595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1991 (BC)
Joan is a partner in Vancouver who advises domestic and international clients on a full range of business matters, complex commercial transactions, joint ventures, procurement, and mergers & acquisitions. Her practice is primarily focused on natural resource infrastructure, construction projects, and related services in various sectors including hydro power and transmission, forestry, mining, and aquaculture. Joan is experienced with advising on governance matter for provincial Crown corporations. She acts for joint venture partners in forming various types of joint ventures in the natural resource, manufacturing, and product distribution sectors. She also represents owners and sellers in all forms of buying and selling businesses, including private mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, private equity investments, and various forms of commercial and tax reorganizations, exchangeable share and limited partnership flow-through structures, and earn-out arrangements. Joan advises on governance committees and regulatory requirements for charities and on provincial and federal non-profit structures. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria and teaches an advanced transactions course.