Robert (Rob) Allan
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Neela Wickberg
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LL.B., University of Victoria, 2005
Graduate of Law Co-op Program, University of Victoria, 2005
B.A., University of Lethbridge, 2001

Rob advises his clients in a broad range of personal and business matters.  Rob’s approach is both responsive and practical, and he prides himself on working closely with his clients to achieve their objectives while ensuring his services remain cost-effective.

Over the years Rob has developed expertise in a number of areas including the purchase and sale of businesses, corporate reorganizations, commercial leasing, real estate transactions, wills and estate planning, probate and estate administration and general corporate and commercial matters.  He also oversees the firm’s residential conveyancing department.

In recent years, Rob has expanded his practice to include a focus on maritime and fisheries law, and a significant portion of his practice is now dedicated to assisting clients in the commercial fishing and maritime sectors with transactional work such as vessel transfers, maritime lending transactions and commercial fishing licence and quota transfers, leases and trusts.

Rob also has experience and a particular interest in working closely with family business owners in the area of business restructuring and succession planning.

Rob is proud to refer to himself as a “CFMR lifer”.  He relocated to British Columbia from Alberta in order to pursue a law degree at the University of Victoria.  Following law school, Rob articled with CFMR, before moving to Richmond and joining the firm as an associate in 2006.  Rob and his wife Trisha – a CFMR alum herself – happily reside in Tsawwassen, and in his spare time it’s not uncommon to find Rob golfing, kayaking, enjoying the beach with his family or at one of the local hockey rinks or athletic fields cheering on his son.

Representative Work

  • Facilitation of corporate reorganizations and restructurings
  • Business acquisitions and sales (share and asset)
  • Advice and assistance in connection with succession planning initiatives for family businesses with a view to achieving tax efficiency and mitigation of family conflict)
  • Structuring, establishment and organization of businesses, corporations, partnerships or other entities
  • Acting for institutional lenders in commercial lending transactions, with an emphasis on securitization of marine assets
  • Negotiation and preparation of shareholder, partnership and related agreements
  • Purchase, sale and leasing of commercial fishing assets (e.g. marine vessels, commercial fishing licences and quota)
  • Preparation of trust agreements for use in the maritime sector and related securitization of marine assets
  • Importation of vessels, both fishing and recreational
  • Facilitation of institutional and private lending transactions and self-directed RRSP loans (including arm’s length and non-arm’s length)
  • Purchase and sale of insurance brokerages (including Autoplan brokerages)
  • Residential and commercial real estate transactions
  • Commercial leasing matters (landlord and tenant)
  • Wills, trusts, and estate planning
  • Probate and administration of estates

Professional Affiliations
Publications & Presentations
  • Presenter, "Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements", hosted by People's Law School and the Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society, February 2010
Community Involvement

Executive Committee Member - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (Light the Night Walk) 2014-2016

Director - Delta Chamber of Commerce 2020-

Vice-Chair - Delta Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee 2021-

Chair - Delta Chamber of Commerce Governance Committee 2021 -

Member - Canadian Maritime Law Association Fisheries Committee 2022 -