Bradley A. Newby

Bradley A. Newby: Attorney with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP


Brad is a business lawyer who specializes in advising corporations, private equity firms, professional managers and entrepreneurs on a variety of business transactions and situations, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings, strategic alliances, leveraged buyouts, and shareholder relations. In this role, Brad has dealt with legal matters and legal counsel around the globe.

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 2018, Brad was named as one of the Lexpert Zenith award winners. He has been recognized for his achievements in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions. 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 Vancouver Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and a past campaign chair of the United Way of the Fraser Valley. Brad currently sits on the finance committee of the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club.

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 (2018)
•Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2018)
•Best Lawyers in Canada (2018)
•Lexpert Zenith Award (2018)
•Lexpert Leading Cross-Border Lawyers (2016)
•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)

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25 July 2017

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22 June 2017

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Private Enterprise Advisory Services
  • Sports

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
604 661 9308  Phone
604 661 9349  Fax
University Attended:
University of British Columbia, B.Comm., Hons., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Toronto, LL.B., 1994
Year of First admission:
1995, British Columbia

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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