Donald (Don) Boyle
Associate Counsel
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EDUCATION
Undergraduate In Commerce at UBC
Law Degree from UBC
Biography

Don has enjoyed an uncommon practice as both barrister and solicitor in Richmond since 1982, advising business clients in a broad range of matters.  His goal is to provide both exceptional legal services and cost effect results.

As a solicitor, his experience as a barrister has provided Don with the ability to recognize and avoid potential areas of dispute before they arise. His belief is that well drafted agreements not only capture the intention of the parties, but also contain such clarity that they remove the opportunity for other parties to advance interpretations adverse to his client’s interests.  Good agreements are upheld in the courtroom, but superior agreements avoid the courtroom altogether.

As Corporate Solicitor, he has developed expertise in a wide range of matters, including corporate restructuring, acquisition and mergers, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, construction contracts, business succession and tax planning, employment law, human rights, commercial leases, commercial lending, real estate transactions, and other general corporate and commercial matters.

As a Barrister, his experience as a Corporate Solicitor has provided Don with the ability to quickly understand complex business transactions, and apply that understanding towards favourable results.

As a Barrister, he has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia, and acted as an arbitrator. He has extensive experience in construction matters, and has acted as both plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel for owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and engineers in a wide range of disputes, including construction defects, delay claims and tender disputes. For more than 14 years he has acted as geotechnical and environmental defence counsel for a leading multi-national engineering firm. He has been involved in hundreds of employment disputes, with an increasing representation of employers. He has also acted in numerous disputes relating to contracts, shareholder remedies, oppression remedies, creditor remedies, human rights, real estate sales, encroachment, easements, latent defects, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, commercial fraud, solicitor’s negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and other general commercial matters.

Don prides himself on having a broad range of experience that enables him to meet most, if not all, the needs of his business clients.

Don has been a member of several corporate and charitable boards, and for nine years has served on the board of a society that helps people with development disabilities thrive in their own communities.

Representative Work

  • LITIGATION
  • Represented general contractors and subtrades in numerous leaky commercial building actions
  • Represented Geotechnical Engineers in numerous alleged professional negligence actions
  • Represented clients in numerous deficiency and delay claims
  • Represented Environment Engineers in alleged professional negligence actions
  • Represented shareholders in Oppression remedy and derivative action
  • Represented employee / shareholder in wrongful dismissal and oppression remedy action
  • Represented numerous general contractors and subtrades in builders lien actions
  • Represented employers and employees in more than 300 wrongful dismissal disputes
  • Represented Employers in Human Rights claims
  • Represented shareholders in shareholder disputes
  • Represented clients in numerous commercial litigation matters
  • Represented client in patent infringement action
  • SOLICITOR
  • Represented general contractors and subtrades in numerous leaky commercial building actions
  • Represented Geotechnical Engineers in numerous alleged professional negligence actions
  • Represented clients in numerous deficiency and delay claims
  • Represented Environment Engineers in alleged professional negligence actions
  • Represented shareholders in Oppression remedy and derivative action
  • Represented employee / shareholder in wrongful dismissal and oppression remedy action
  • Represented numerous general contractors and subtrades in builders lien actions
  • Represented employers and employees in more than 300 wrongful dismissal disputes
  • Represented Employers in Human Rights claims
  • Represented shareholders in shareholder disputes
  • Represented clients in numerous commercial litigation matters
  • Represented client in patent infringement action
Professional Affiliations
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Publications & Presentations
Community Involvement
  • Director of Delta Community Living Society
  • Director and Past Commodore of Point Roberts Yacht Club
  • Past Director of Tsawwassen Yacht Club
  • Past director of Glen Eden School
  • Past director of Canadian Cancer Society – Richmond
  • Scout leader
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