Christian has extensive experience in the areas of Aboriginal and constitutional law, having worked on significant Aboriginal title and rights claims in Alberta and British Columbia.

Christian provides strategic legal advice and representation to First Nations on matters related to Aboriginal rights, governance, taxation and economic development. He also advises on the negotiation of land claims agreements with various levels of government.

In addition, Christian provides civil litigation representation in the areas of business law, family law (parenting, support and division of matrimonial property) and administrative law. He also regularly provides advice to individuals and businesses on corporate matters, commercial and real estate transactions and the drafting of wills and other estate documents.

Christian uses a dynamic approach to the resolution of legal issues, and understands that the right outcome will vary based on each client’s objectives. Christian will negotiate a fair resolution where possible, use alternative dispute resolution processes when appropriate, and pursue matters in court where necessary.

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Professional Highlights

  • Advanced a significant First Nations treaty claim in British Columbia which involved interpreting the Douglas Treaties and the impact of treaties on underlying Aboriginal title.
  • Worked in the areas of Aboriginal tax policy and tax appeals with the Government of BC.
  • Involved in the litigation of a substantial modern-day comprehensive land claims agreement.
  • Has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
  • Member of the Alberta Bar (2005) and British Columbia Bar (2014).
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association, Aboriginal Law Subsection (Alberta North).
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