Professional Background

Roger Holland has a long track record of helping startups flourish and assisting larger companies enhance their value through mergers or acquisitions.  He is known for his dedicated focus on clients’ needs and his proactive approach in delivering the information they require.

Roger is a partner at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP and Co-chair of the Corporate Commercial Group, which he has helped build during his two decades with the firm.  He specializes in reorganizations, acquisitions, shareholder agreements, succession planning, commercial lending and borrowing, and commercial leases.  A member of the bar in both British Columbia and Ontario, he offers extensive experience in negotiating and drafting documents relating to asset purchase agreements; franchise deals; software, publishing and licensing agreements and construction contracts.

Outside of the firm, Roger spends his time with his wife and twins, volunteering on four not-for-profit boards, performing hits from the 1990s with his rock band, and staying fit on his bike and at the gym.

Education

  • Bachelor of laws, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
  • Bachelor of arts (international relations), University of British Columbia

Rankings + Recognitions

  • Awarded the Paul Martin Sr. Award in recognition of his dedicated volunteer work with March of Dimes Canada.
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – business and wills and estates section.
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – membership and business of law subcommittees.
  • Board member and president of the YVR Art Foundation.
  • Board member and treasurer, Canadian Bar Association (BC) Benevolent Society.
  • Chair, Battle of the Bar Bands (Canadian Bar Association).
  • Committee member, March of Dimes Vancouver.
  • Board member and vice-president, The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre).
  • Former director and treasurer, Tamahnous Theatre Society.
  • Former director and treasurer, Contemporary Art Gallery Society of British Columbia.
  • Former director and vice-president, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association Business, Real Estate, Construction and Wills and Estates
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association Membership and Business of Law Subcommittees
  • Member, Board of Directors of the YVR Art Foundation
  • Director and Treasurer, CBA (BC) Benevolent Society
  • Co-Chair, Lawyers Battle of the Bar Bands
  • Member, March of Dimes Vancouver Committee
  • Vice President, The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
  • Former Director and Treasurer, Tamahnous Theatre Society
  • Former Director and Treasurer, Contemporary Art Gallery Society of British Columbia
  • Former Director and Vice President, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
  • Represents a broad range of businesses, companies and partnerships with respect to various aspects of corporate and commercial matters.
  • Drafts and negotiates corporate reorganization documents on behalf of directors and corporate shareholders.
  • Acts on behalf of purchasers and sellers in complex mergers and acquisitions, including:
  • The sale of a $70-million business;
  • The sale of a $6-million financial services business;
  • The purchase of a $6-million construction services business;
  • The sale of a $4-million architectural firm;
  • The sale of a Canadian engineering company to a U.S. purchaser;
  • The sale of a marine services business.
  • Assists clients by drafting, negotiating and advising on a variety of commercial agreements, including complex shareholders’ agreements, which in one instance included a company with more than 125 shareholders.
  • Set up a franchise system for an automobile rental agency.
  • Negotiated and drafted a design service agreement for the construction of a $100-million sports facility.
  • Negotiated and drafted lease and operating agreements for a large container terminal facility.

Publications

  • Thinking of Selling Your Business?
  • Changes to Societies & What Board Members Need to Know
  • The Wills, Estates and Succession Act’s Intestacy Rules
  • Fancy a Franchise Think Before You Sign
  • How Should a Business Owner/ Manager Be Paid?
  • Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trusts
  • The Role and Responsibility of Executors
  • How Your Will Can Be Changed After You Die
  • When You Should Write Two or More Wills
  • The Importance of Writing a Will
  • Wills
  • Representation Agreements
  • Power of Attorney
  • Joint Tenancies in Estate Planning
  • Protecting Employer Confidentiality and Property in Employment Contracts
  • Basics of an Employment Contract
  • Standard Form Contracts
  • Ready for New Not-For-Profit Corporations Act

Presentations

  • Author of several articles relating to legal issues for a variety of publications
  • Speaker at various conferences and seminars on a variety of business law topics