On an ongoing basis, Brad provides legal advice to owners, managers and directors with respect to banking relationships, fiduciary obligations, corporate governance, employee compensation, intellectual property protection and commercial leasing, as well as other business issues. Brad specialized in accounting and finance at the University of British Columbia and brings a practical, business minded approach to his practice.
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has consistently named Brad as among the leading corporate commercial lawyers in British Columbia. In 2017, Brad was recognized by Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the areas of Corporate/Commercial Law in British Columbia. In 2015, Brad was named Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver by Best Lawyers International in the area of Corporate Governance. In 2008, he was recognized by Lexpert Magazine as one of the Lawyers to Watch in the Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. In 2007 Brad was named one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers under 40 by Lexpert Magazine and among the top forty entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 awards.
Brad is a former director of the Phoenix Gymnastics Club in Vancouver and spends much of his spare time coaching community soccer. Brad is also a former director of the Vancouver Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and a past campaign chair of the United Way of the Fraser Valley.
Within Farris, Brad is a founding member of Farris’ Private Enterprise Group and is actively involved in the firm’s articling student and associate programs. Brad is a guest lecturer on corporate law at the Law Society of British Columbia’s Professional Legal Training Course and frequent speaker on topics related to mergers and acquisitions.
•Chambers Canada Ranked Lawyer (2017)
•Lexpert Leading Cross-Border Lawyers (2016)
•Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2017)
•Best Lawyers in Canada (2018)
•Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers (2016)
•Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (Corporate Governance, 2015)
•Lexpert Top 100 Cross Border Lawyers - Ones to Watch (2008)
•Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert (2007)
•Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders, BIV (2007)
•Martindale-Hubbell Ranking (BV)
•Called to the British Columbia Bar (1995)
Farris represents Diversified Royalty Corp. in $57.5 million bought deal
15 November 2017
Farris represents Diversified Royalty Corp. on AIR MILES trademark acquisition and debt financing
07 September 2017
43 Farris Lawyers Recognized in the 2018 Best Lawyers in Canada Directory
22 August 2017
20 Farris Lawyers Named in the 2017 Lexpert Directory
25 July 2017
Bradley Newby Interviewed in BIV Article “Law Firms Catch the Tech Bug - Finally”
22 June 2017
Farris represents Diversified Royalty Corp. on Sale of Franworks Trademarks to Cara
02 December 2016