Called to the Bar: August 1993 (British Columbia)
Thoughtful and Practical
Jeff is an experienced lawyer, a trusted problem-solver, and is thoughtful and practical.
Although from the big city, Jeff is not just another “city lawyer”. An experienced litigator and negotiator, he has appeared at all levels of court in BC, at the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, at the Supreme Court of Canada, and at various administrative tribunals. He has also worked for and within an Indigenous legal system guided by Sto:lo knowledge-holders and elders, and served as a frontline lawyer for five years in Williams Lake, BC, for the members of seven Indigenous communities.
Jeff works on rights, title, lands, environmental, cultural, governance, and economic development issues, litigating, negotiating, and developing and implementing strategy for elected and traditional/hereditary Indigenous governments and organizations.
He is sought out for his considered legal advice and his understanding of the deeper political, cultural and legal issues often involved. He advocates for and with his clients, knowing that respect, language and culture are powerful forces of connection and positive change.
He brings a lot to the table for clients.
His law practice includes:
He is a sought-after public speaker, bringing passion, experience, and insight to presentations. Representative speaking engagements include:
Called to the Bar: May 2012 (British Columbia)
Passionate and Creative
Karenna is Turtle Clan Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Six Nations, Grand River Territory, Ontario. She carries on her grandmother’s teaching that a career must be of service to Indigenous peoples. Karenna is primarily a litigator advocating for Indigenous peoples’ rights, title, cultures, languages and ways of life. Her litigation is strategic and bettered by the relationships she maintains with her clients. She remains grateful for their teachings.
She provides effective, passionate and creative advocacy for clients. Although she acts within the Canadian legal system as a lawyer, Karenna does her best to live under the Kayanerenkó:wa, or Great Law of Peace of the Haudenosaunee. Her approach to her work is rooted in the Haudenosaunee legal principle ska’nikón:ra (a single or united good mind), having been taught that bringing good minds together begets clear and creative thinking, accountability, and sound decision making. Her commitment to her own ways of being permeates her work. A proud Onkwehónwe (original, or Indigenous, person), she believes that Indigenous peoples and laws are powerful and deserve respect. She has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, at the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as the Manitoba Queen’s Bench, the Ontario Superior Court and Court of Appeal.
A representative list of her speaking engagements includes:
Called to the Bar: July 2010 (British Columbia)
She has had the privilege of working with a broad range of clients, and has experience advising and executing various transactions including incorporations, share and asset purchases, shareholder agreements, leases, conveyances and mortgages, societies, and a wide range of contracts.
Early in her career, Krystle gained experience in both litigation and solicitor’s work, including family, child protection, corporate commercial, wills and estates, and real estate law. Her practice now focuses largely on solicitor’s work, and advising First Nation governments and their corporate entities.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Amy is a proud member of the Cree Métis Nation. Her family tree dates back to the 1700s and the Red River Clan.
Amy joined the firm as a legal assistant in 2007 and now works as the firm’s main paralegal after completing her qualifications in 2011. She has worked on matters at various levels of courts in BC and Ontario including the Supreme Court of Canada and in Federal Court.
She is a skilled professional, a key member of the team, and passionate about our work and clients. She has a genuineness clients like, trust and respect.
Marjorie brings over 25 years of financial accounting experience to the firm. She directs and oversees all law firm financial aspects including accounting practices, client invoices, and purchasing. Our clients know that they can call Marjorie to ask questions or discuss any concerns regarding invoices or payments.
Her good humour is infectious, and clients quickly see the very fine person she is. She has completed undergraduate courses in Marketing and Financial Accounting and has several years of formal CMA academic training.
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