The firm is pleased to welcome Robert Allan and Spencer May to the partnership. Together they bring a wealth of experience and perspective to our business law group and to their particular areas of interest.
Rob successfully represents clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, commercial leasing and real estate transactions, wills and estate planning and general corporate and commercial matters. Now in his tenth year with CFMR, Rob is currently working to expand his practice by helping family business owners with business restructuring and succession planning, and by joining our firm’s burgeoning maritime and fisheries law group.
Spencer’s practice covers both general litigation and solicitor’s work. In litigation, Spencer has focused on construction law, expropriation, real estate and estate litigation. His lengthy experience in general commercial and civil litigation has benefitted clients at all levels of trial court in British Columbia, in administrative tribunals and numerous arbitrations. On the solicitor’s side, Spencer has focused on working with farmers throughout British Columbia, attending to a variety of issues including corporate matters, estate planning and land issues involving the Agricultural Land Commission. Spencer joined CFMR in 2009.
Richard Keevil, a senior lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, together with his assistant Leanne, joined the firm October 1, 2014. Richard previously practiced in Steveston for 10 years, and before that at Campney & Murphy, and Bernard LLP. His practice includes corporate commercial work, with a focus on maritime law and fisheries matters.
He acts for leaders in the fisheries industry on the West Coast of Canada and the U.S, as well as for commercial fishermen on a variety of industry issues. Richard also provides consulting services to various fishing organizations and societies, has assisted the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) in editing their publications relating to fishing and maritime issues, and has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer on fisheries matters at the UBC Law School.