550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1994 (BC); 2004 (AB); 2011 (YT)
Robert (Bob) Freedman is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. With nearly 30 years of experience working in Indigenous law, he focuses his practice on treaty negotiations, negotiations outside of formal treaty processes, regulatory and duty to consult-related work, environmental assessments, and the negotiation of complex agreements involving Indigenous people, industry and government. Bob regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues related to the negotiation of rights and culture-based cumulative impact studies, shared decision-making, agreement implementation, stewardship, monitoring, and revenue generation and revenue sharing. He has represented clients in some of the most prominent Indigenous rights cases in Canada, and at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Recognized in Chambers Canada, Bob has been consistently recognized among the top Canadian lawyers in the area of Aboriginal law in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory since 2008.