Dick Byl Law Corporation has represented First Nations and Aboriginal individuals, organizations, and corporations. We have been involved in treaty and specific claims negotiations as well as other comprehensive matters. Our Corporate and Commercial Group has acted on various commercial transactions involving First Nations including the negotiation of partnerships or joint ventures for businesses located on and off reserves.
Our experience as lead counsel in the case of Carrier Lumber Ltd. vs. The Queen, demonstrates our ability to manage a complex case involving, not only issues surrounding the Crown=s trust or fiduciary obligations with respect to Forestry contracts, but Aboriginal rights, management of First Nations lands and natural resources, fishing and hunting.
We believe that, as the claim process in British Columbia matures, and as First Nations join the economic mainstream in this province, business opportunities will be created. With our combined experience in Aboriginal and Forestry Law, we can deliver legal services in this developing area.