Our firm’s Indigenous Practice Group brings with it a depth of experience in advising Indigenous clients on a broad range of matters, including setting up effective business structures that facilitate the expansion of the community’s economic development; aboriginal and treaty rights advocacy; and consultations with government and industry.
Our team of lawyers have developed innovative legal structures and frameworks for, and successfully represented, groups of Indigenous communities across the country who wish to work together to pursue business opportunities, including through limited partnerships, joint ventures, corporations and trusts. We help our Indigenous clients manage existing and incoming assets, and offer advice and guidance on governance models that reflect and respond to our clients’ priorities.
First Nations across the country turn to us for strategic guidance on:
We also help First Nations throughout Ontario and across Canada in negotiating and completing transactions in a variety of industries, including energy and infrastructure, construction, real estate (including additions to reserve), agriculture, mining, transportation and logistics.
We strive at all times to identify our clients’ objectives and we respond accordingly by helping our clients overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. The Indigenous Practice Group understands the unique circumstances and complexities of Indigenous affairs and the dynamic relation between the various parties. We anticipate potential problems, employ techniques to avoid them and find creative solutions to overcome them.