Brent is a senior litigator and co-chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Group with over 25 years of experience bringing and responding to claims related to shareholder and partnership disputes, commercial contracts, real estate development and land use and contaminated sites, among others. He works closely with his clients to develop astute and effective legal strategies, tailored to meet their specific needs and goals. Brent understands the stakes of litigation and its impact on both reputation and commercial focus.

He has acted as trial and appellate counsel in a range of business disputes and regulatory proceedings on behalf of entrepreneurs, corporations and institutional clients. He is listed as a leading corporate and commercial litigator in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019, 2020 and 2021. Brent also has significant experience using the tools of confidential mediation and arbitration to resolve contested matters.

Services
Real estate and land use disputes Contaminated sites
Shareholder and partnership disputes Breach of commercial contracts
Injunctions Alternate dispute resolution

Brent is adept in environmental disputes and contaminated sites law in British Columbia, acting as counsel on several leading cases under the BC Environmental Management Act and is the author of the Environmental Disputes Chapter of the British Columbia Business Disputes Manual published by the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.

Brent holds degrees in law and finance and is a frequent presenter to business and professional organizations. He is trusted for his clear, insightful and pragmatic advice and absolute focus on protecting and advancing his clients’ business interests.

Awards & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2019 - 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Canada (General Commercial), Consecutively Awarded
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Awards & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2019
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Coach, North Shore Winter Club Minor Hockey 1998-2015
Education & Call to Bar
  • University of Calgary, B.Comm, finance major, 1988; 4 year member and Captain, Varsity Hockey Team
  • University of British Columbia, LL.B, 1991
  • Call to Bar, British Columbia, 1992
External Publications & Presentations