Commercial real estate projects in British Columbia are becoming increasingly complex, innovative and competitive. Sam leverages his experience working in business, real estate and consulting to provide thoughtful and strategic advice to our clients as they navigate these opportunities and risks.

Sam assists real estate developers, landlords, First Nations and individuals in overcoming legal challenges. He helps with everything from structuring transactions and drafting lease agreements, to financing and land development.

Services

Commercial real estate Corporate and commercial agreements, including leasing, financing arrangements, and partnership agreements
Advising First Nations on land development and community-based business ventures Corporate structuring and reorganizations
First Nations consultation and accommodation Aboriginal and Treaty rights (opinions, negotiations and agreements)

Sam enjoys serving as an advisor for Indigenous clients as they explore beneficial land development opportunities. He takes the time to understand how business decisions will impact each client we work with. He provides tailored advice to meet their long-term growth objectives. Sam also has a keen interest in Indigenous entrepreneurship. While completing his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, he participated in a consulting project where he developed the business strategy for an on-reserve business focused on fostering Indigenous entrepreneurship.

Sam is skilled at identifying fractures within proposed plans and finding mutually useful solutions to contentious conflicts. He is committed to providing timely and thorough service to our clients and adding value through business-oriented guidance.

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Awards & Distinctions
  • Best MBA Capstone Project, University of Victoria, 2018
  • Sam and June Macey Graduate Scholarship in Business, 2016
  • University of Victoria Faculty of Law Access Scholarship, 2015
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Urban Development Institute, Member
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2020
  • Doctor of Law (JD)/Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Victoria, 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Relations Major & Canadian Studies Minor, Mount Allison University, 2014