George J. Roper

George J. Roper: Attorney with Owen Bird Law Corporation
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  • Three Bentall Centre, 2900-595 Burrard Street, P.O. Box 49130, Vancouver, BC, Canada V7X 1J5
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Biography

George is a civil litigator with a broad range of experience. He secures effective, cost-efficient outcomes for his clients by following one cardinal rule: “Always do your best for the client.”

George’s practice is centred on commercial litigation. He has appeared in all three levels of court in British Columbia, and regularly appears in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. George advises and represents clients across a wide range of industries, including real estate developers, commercial landlords, financial institutions, leasing companies, and governmental authorities.

George has acted or assisted senior counsel in both court proceedings and arbitrations involving:

•Shareholder disputes, including oppression remedies, derivative actions, and wind-ups;
•Breach of contract;
•Professional negligence;
•Breach of fiduciary duty;
•Trust claims;
•Fraud and embezzlement;
•Construction disputes, including builder’s liens;
•Real property disputes, including commercial leasing matters, trespass, nuisance and release of dangerous substances.
•Foreclosure proceedings;
•Judgment enforcement proceedings, including enforcement of foreign judgments.

George received his LL.B. from the University of British Columbia. While at law school he and his co-counsel won the Sopinka Cup, Canada’s national trial advocacy competition.

George is a lifelong resident of North Vancouver. Outside of law, George is an avid reader of politics and history. He is a former competitive fencer, having competed at the national level. Today, he remains member of the North Vancouver Fencing Club where he fences recreationally. He is also a car enthusiast.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Disputes
  • Insurance (Litigation)
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Transactions & Commercial Tenancies

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
604-691-7555  Phone
604-632-4475  Fax
www.owenbird.com
University Attended:
University of British Columbia, B.A., Political Science, minor in History, 2007
Law School Attended:
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 2010
Year of First Admission:
2011
Admission:
2011, British Columbia
Memberships:

Professional Membership

•Member, Law Society of British Columbia
•Member, Canadian Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Reported Decisions/Representative Work: Peninsula Logging Ltd. v. Muirhead , 2016 BCSC 1921; Burton v. Tugboat Annie's Pub and others , 2016 BCHRT 78; A.J.B. Investments Ltd. v. Elphinstone Logging Focus , 2016 BCSC 734; A commercial arbitration enforcing the exercise of a shotgun buy-sell which included, as terms of the offer, the settlement of outstanding shareholder loans and accounts receivables owing to the offeror and related entities; Pan-Afric Holdings Ltd. v. Athabasca Holdings Ltd. , 2015 BCSC 1000; Stasis Farms Ltd. v. Oranya Farms II Holdings Inc. , 2014 BCSC 302; Hare v. Lit , 2013 BCSC 818; Lit v. Hare , 2012 BCSC 1918
ISLN:
157049150
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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    Vancouver, BC
    Three Bentall Centre , 2900-595 Burrard Street , P.O. Box 49130
    Vancouver, BC V7X 1J5
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