Professional Background

Roger Holland is a Partner and co-chair of the corporate commercial group.  As a corporate/commercial solicitor, Roger assists his clients with:

  • corporate reorganizations
  • acquisitions
  • shareholders agreements
  • estate planning
  • commercial lending and borrowing
  • acquisition of commercial real estate

He has overseen the incorporation, restoration, windup, dissolution and amalgamation of numerous businesses. He provides counsel regarding compliance with privacy laws.

In addition to advising his clients, Roger negotiates and drafts related documents including:

  • share and asset purchase agreements
  • commercial leases
  • franchise agreements
  • agreements involving the development, distribution, licensing and assignment of computer software
  • employment, distribution, publishing and licensing agreements
  • construction contracts
  • tendering documents
  • requests for proposals
  • public-private partnerships (P3s)
  • major infrastructure contracts

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of British Columbia: 1986
  • Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie Law School: 1989
  • Called to the Ontario Bar: 1991
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 1992

Rankings + Recognitions

Recipient of the 2016 Paul Martin Sr. Award in recognition of his dedicated volunteer work with March of Dimes Canada.

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

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