We are committed to increasing our clients’ prosperity through economic development and the stewardship of natural resources.
Good businesses require strong foundations and we believe that simple structures with clear lines of authority are at the heart of this. We can help guide you as you explore the possibilities and potential of starting or growing your existing businesses, investing in new ventures, or developing natural resource opportunities.
There is no “one size fits all model” when it comes to economic development. The success of any undertaking relies on a deep understanding of the legal, regulatory, and power dynamics that can come into play. We have gained that understanding through working with many Indigenous clients across the province on both large and small projects.
We are proud and privileged to have well established, long-term relationships with many of our clients. Our extensive experience working with First Nations helps us to better understand the balance between business and politics during all phases of economic development activities.
Our clients include treaty and non-treaty First Nations, economic development organizations, Indigenous-controlled businesses, partnerships, health care agencies, not-for-profit groups and other organizations involved in community decision making.
We base our approach on developing an in-depth understanding of the needs and wishes of our clients and develop real world solutions that are strong and practical.
Our Indigenous Law Group is part of our broader Business Law Group and benefits from the support of leading specialists in all our practice areas.
We offer expertise to our clients in the following areas:
- Corporate reorganizations
- Energy projects
- Natural resource development (cannabis, forestry, fishing, mining)
- Not-for-profit law
- On reserve real estate
- Policy development