Melanee’s practice is based on building a robust communication skillset that is first and foremost grounded in respect and understanding. By utilizing key communication elements such as these, Melanee creates long-term relationships with our clients and helps them effectively realize their goals and objectives.

Melanee’s practice encompasses several areas of business law and includes a focus on Indigenous law. Melanee enjoys taking the time to learn about the rich history, traditions and cultures of the Indigenous people of Canada. In particular, Melanee strives to support Aboriginal business ventures while respecting cultural traditions and Indigenous legal orders.

Community-based Aboriginal business ventures (buy/sell, joint ventures, management agreements, partnerships and strategic alliances) First Nations land development (leasing, financing and structuring developments)
Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, Consultation and Accommodation (opinions, negotiations, referral response support, drafting C&A policies and agreements) Impact Benefit Agreements
Litigation and negotiation between Aboriginal groups and government bodies First Nations governance (self-government agreements, land codes, internal governance laws, treaty implementation, legislation and regulation, municipal services agreements, tax revenue sharing and taxation regimes)
Corporate and commercial agreements, including shareholders agreements, non-disclosure agreements and partnership agreements Commercial real estate transactions

Having worked in customer service in industries including hospitality, utilities and Crown corporations for nearly a decade, Melanee honed the ability to proactively listen with empathy and view issues from others’ points of view. These experiences also helped her develop efficient methods to synthesize content, break them down and summarize them in simple and concise terms. She applies these tools to her practice to further ensure our clients are clearly understood and subsequently understand any and all pertinent information.

Through a methodical approach, Melanee is able to work with our clients to help them create their own lasting success stories.

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Education & Call to Bar:
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2021
  • Juris Doctor, University of Victoria, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Victoria, 2016