Ask questions, embrace change and keep it practical. These are the standards that guide Jeff’s work in helping our clients with outsourcing their business processes and large-scale technology projects, ranging from systems integration deals and transitioning to the cloud to hardware purchases and technology commercialization.

Work Highlights

Counsel to BC government-owned corporation

  • Legal advisor on mobile application, website development and business transformation initiative
  • Provided Canadian Anti-Spam Law advice on automated email delivery system

Legal advisor to BC government ministry

  • Lead counsel on project relating to the procurement of application management services for core financial and accounting software suite

Counsel to publicly listed Canadian logistics company

  • Lead counsel and negotiator for various business process outsourcing and software licensing agreements
  • Advised on intellectual property and technology related issues in respect of acquisition of regional logistics company
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Understanding the key factors and pain points of a contract, Jeff deciphers and decodes highly technical information into practical outcomes that benefit all parties.

Services
Outsourcing agreements Procurement projects
Software and technology licensing Service and supply agreements
Software-as-a-service and other cloud agreements Regulatory compliance matters
Application management services agreements Privacy law
Equipment purchase and leasing arrangements Anti-spam law

Having practiced law in Australia, Jeff is strengthened by diverse experience. Understanding what it takes to be successful and competitive in a global context, Jeff’s international experience allows him to help our clients complete complex transactions on-budget, on-schedule and across jurisdictions.

While in Australia, Jeff seized the opportunity to work in-house with several organizations and authorities. This experience gave him the ability to understand business operations and challenges, returning that valuable commercial insight to our clients. Examples include:

  • Advising a public transportation authority on large-scale technology projects, intellectual property issues and bus, rail and ferry contracts
  • Working closely with the liquor regulator to draft and implement legislation based on new government policies and provide assistance with liquor licensing issues
  • Assisting a business unit of a government department with contract management issues relating to core business functions and software licensing agreements

Jeff’s cross-sector commercial experience allows him to see the obstacles and priorities that businesses juggle from the inside, allowing him to understand business drivers and decision-making processes.

Jeff provides value by working to understand each client’s unique business, challenges and goals while ensuring that the advice, contracts and services he provides are business-friendly, accessible and useful for our clients operating in the constantly evolving technology market.

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Counsel to BC government-owned corporation
  • Legal advisor on mobile application, website development and business transformation initiative
  • Provided Canadian Anti-Spam Law advice on automated email delivery system
Legal advisor to BC government ministry
  • Lead counsel on project relating to the procurement of application management services for core financial and accounting software suite
Counsel to publicly listed Canadian logistics company
  • Lead counsel and negotiator for various business process outsourcing and software licensing agreements
  • Advised on intellectual property and technology related issues in respect of acquisition of regional logistics company
Lead counsel to British Columbian fleet management solution vendor
  • Negotiated agreement for licensing of school transporting management system to one of the largest school districts in the United States
  • Drafted and negotiated agreement to engage an Asia-Pacific original design manufacturer to supply custom hardware to support software solution
  • Provided privacy and anti-spam law advice for roll out of an online portal for
Legal advisor to British Columbian Crown corporation
  • Developed standardized data sharing agreements for licensing core business data to public and private entities
  • Advised on software licensing and systems integration project for business critical software application
Legal advisor to business unit of an Australian government ministry
  • Provided advice on all aspects of the State government’s speed and red light camera program
  • Drafted and negotiated agreements for the design, supply, installation, maintenance and upgrades of new and existing speed and red light camera sites
Counsel to public transportation authority
  • Advised public authority on numerous private bus service provider acquisitions
  • Advised on project completion risks relating to and in relation to final stages of a large scale design, installation and implementation project for public transport electronic ticketing infrastructure
  • Drafted license and lease documentation for railway station redevelopment
  • Provided procurement advice and documentation for bus signage tender
Trade-mark counsel to peak body for motor sports in Australia
  • Provide trade-mark filing, registration, maintenance and enforcement services and commercialization advice for peak motor sport body
Legal advisor to electricity retailer
  • Provided regulatory advice and drafted revised suite of consumer contract documentation in response to updated consumer protection laws and national energy law harmonization
  • Provide trade-mark filing, registration, maintenance and enforcement services for re-branding of business
  • Provided advice relating to investigation by the competition regulator relating to alleged breaches of unsolicited marketing rules
Legal advisor to cloud services provider
  • Lead counsel on negotiation of a data centre and cloud services agreement with law enforcement agency
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association
Education & Call to Bar
  • Calls to Bar: British Columbia, 2015; Australia, 2009 (former)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University, 2005