Robert (Rob) Allan
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 also expanded his practice by gaining experience in maritime and fisheries law, and a significant portion of his practice is now focussed on 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.  He also has a particular interest in working closely with family business owners in the area of business restructuring and succession planning.

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 Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP, before moving to Richmond and joining the firm as an associate in 2006.  Rob currently resides with his wife and children in Tsawwassen.


Representative Work

  • Assistance with corporate reorganizations and restructurings
  • Business acquisitions and sales (share and asset)
  • Advice and assistance in connection with succession planning initiatives for family businesses (including estate freezes, corporate reorganizations, etc.)
  • Structuring, establishment and organization of businesses, corporations, partnerships or other entities
  • Negotiation and preparation of shareholder, partnership and related agreements
  • 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