Dick has a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations affecting development. He has over 30 years experience in real estate development, and has extensive experience with joint ventures, development approvals and infrastructure requirements. Dick has been noted to provide innovative solutions in developer-municipal relations.
Dick has been recognized by Lexpert for Real Estate Development and as one of Canada's Best Lawyers. Dick is also a proud winner of the Spirit of UDI award, awarded for contribution to the Urban Development Institute.
•Prairie Communities Corp.: Represented the process of challenging the validity of development charges imposed by the Town of Okotoks (December 2011).
•Glenwood Developments: Represented a transaction involving the rollover of lands held by members of a joint venture to a limited partnership (November 2011).
•CB Developments Ltd.: Counsel on a transaction involving the acquisition and financing of land, as well as a multi-party joint venture (September 2011).
•Confidential client: Advisor in preparation and guidance in the establishment of a limited partnership for the purposes of acquiring and development of a proposed mixed use high rise development.
•Confidential client: Advisor on numerous issues to Urban Development Institute.
•Confidential clients: Over 40 active joint ventures for various parties.
•Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Real Estate Law (2006-2015)
•Recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as one of Canada's repeatedly recommended lawyers in the area of Property Development
•Recognized by The Legal 500 Canada 2013 in the area of Real Estate
•Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished BV Peer Review Rating
• Development Agreements and stop orders - an indelicate imbalance, June 2014
• Off-Site Levies 2012 - A Status Report, Prairie Communities, Okotoks & Beyond, May 2012
•Development Agreements - A Shield or a Sword, Alberta Municipal Legal Advisors, June 2011
•Dick's enthusiasm for golf is only overshadowed by his enthusiasm for the practice of law