Partner, communications and real estate practices
Fasken Martineau, Vancouver, BC 1983 – Present
Lead Vancouver Partner for National Communications Practice Group.
Act for blue chip cable and wireless clients in areas such as corporate management, acquisitions and divestitures,
operational issues, and regulatory affairs.
Lead Administrative Vancouver Partner for National Real Estate Group.
Administers Group and acts for blue chip clients in areas of real estate leasing, property management and development.
Practice law through wholly owned James Piers Law Corporation.
Russell & DuMoulin, Vancouver, BC 1978 – 1983
Managed the preparation of contracts and other legal documents, ensuring compliance with regulatory
requirements, and provided general legal advice to real estate developers and users of real estate, and transportation
(include marine) companies.
Legal counsel and secretary
White Pass and Yukon Corporation, Vancouver, BC 1974 – 1978
Advised on high level issues related to major cross-border transportation contracts and maritime agreements for
this broad base multi-modal transportation company. Identified and assembled land holdings in multiple jurisdictions
and oversaw land developments.
Advise on legal regulatory and policy issues, positioning clients to successfully establish and grow communications businesses within a changing technological and regulatory environment.
Advise on and handle land acquisition, development and assembly, commercial leasing (including large complex uses), property management and business acquisitions with major real estate components.