Roy is a hands-on lawyer with tremendous experience in a broad array of commercial matters. He can quarterback and work in the trenches as needed. He identifies closely with clients. Roy often works from the perspective of an “outsourced” legal counsel to his clients, closely involved as if he were part of the management team or project team. He will be happy to suggest, if a client wants, “well, in your shoes, this is what I would do”. He has great energy and enthusiasm. He has a great work ethic. He is a self-starter, and highly responsive and proactive. He will follow up with you before you have to ask. He will think about what you are trying to do, and your needs, in the same way as you do, and look for ways to support and help you.
Roy is much more than an average lawyer. Applying his experience and skills for his own benefit, as an investor he personally developed a 37-acre regional shopping centre with a Canadian Tire, Sobeys, Marks, Tim Hortons, Boston Pizza and professional building. Working with others, including other professionals as needed, he negotiated the purchase of the site, obtained city approvals, and negotiated development agreements, offers to lease, leases, and “build to suit” construction contracts. All built on-time and on-budget. Roy is “a self-made man”. He has always had an entrepreneurial and financial outlook. He had the fortitude and confidence to do it on his own, with great success.
Roy’s biggest reward is a happy client. Recent feedback includes:
“I processed your invoice.
Good work is always worth the money spent. Thank you.”
“Clearing out old papers today – am retiring soon. Just wanted to let you know that through all the years your services have been very helpful and your forthright approach very much appreciated by me. Will definitely recommend your services in future.”
Roy gets a lot of positive feedback from clients on his service ethic, knowledge and business sense. If your matter is important to you, Roy can help.
Roy started out in the 1980’s as a banking lawyer, and then gravitated to mergers and acquisitions, leasing, development, construction, procurement, and institutional work. Roy has experience covering many complementary and overlapping areas. This grounding and overlap of experience gives him intuitive insights and “big-picture” perspectives that transcend specialties. Roy can get the legal work done with the added perspective, insights, and guidance that vast experience, accumulated over many years, allows.
Roy has an exceptionally broad practice.
Roy has many private clients – businesses and companies whose names are not well known, and who would prefer to keep it that way. These clients have broad commercial needs: project-driven, transactional and in their daily operations.
In addition Roy has many clients who are well known, such as:
Vancouver Airport Authority
- Led a streamlined and cost-efficient process for the administration of retail concessions and companion requests for proposals
UBC and UBC Properties Trust
- Established a set of templates and resources for construction and procurement projects. These are accessed by project leaders and supply managers for the extensive needs of the university
HSBC Bank Canada Portfolio
- Leasing for portfolio of approximately 170 branches and office spaces in Western Canada.
- Many, many successful leases and problems solved
|Commercial and mixed use real estate development||Retail, commercial and office leasing|
|Contracts of all kinds||RFPs and tendering|
|Construction and procurement||Mergers and acquisitions|
|Shareholder agreements||IP licensing agreements|
|Partnership agreements||Joint venture agreements|
|Property transfer tax||Sale, purchase and leasing of office towers and shopping centres|
|Private companies and businesses of all kinds|
Awards & Distinctions
- Queen's Counsel, 2016