Roger Holland is top-ranked by Leading Global Rankings Agencies and Directories.

Professional Background

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.

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.

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.


  • Called to the BC Bar, 1992
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1991
  • Bachelor of Laws, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Relations), University of British Columbia, 1985

Rankings + Recognitions

  • Ranked in the area of Corporate Law by Best Lawyers Canada®
  • Awarded the Paul Martin Sr. Award in recognition of his dedicated volunteer work with March of Dimes Canada


  • Past President and Board Member of the YVR Art Foundation
  • Vice-President and Board Member, The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
  • Treasurer and Board Member, Canadian Bar Association (BC) Benevolent Society
  • Board Member, Stroke Recovery Society of British Columbia
  • Chair, Battle of the Bar Bands (Canadian Bar Association)
  • 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
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Business and Wills and Estates Section
  • Former Member, Canadian Bar Association – Membership and Business of Law Subcommittees
  • 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



  • 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