Richard E. Bereti - Harper Grey LLP

Richard E. Bereti

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 604-895-2816

Richard Bereti is the Chair of Harper Grey's Environmental Law Group, and is an active member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Group.  He also serves as the firm's Managing Partner.

Richard is the author of the book, British Columbia Environmental Management Legislation & Commentary. He is former adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia, and often speaks at continuing education and industry conferences on environmental issues. Richard has been recognized by Chambers CanadaLexpert® Canada and Best Lawyers in Canada® as a leading lawyer.

Richard provides advice on liability issues arising under the Environmental Management Act, the Contaminated Sites Regulation and other provincial and federal environmental statutes. He advises owners of commercial property, commercial and industrial enterprises of all sizes, developers, parent companies, engineers, consultants and directors and officers.

Businesses and industry across Canada count on Richard to represent them in some of their most significant environmental matters. As a result, he has acted in some of BC's leading environmental cases, including Beazer, Gehring and Morguard (EAB). He negotiates with provincial and federal agencies and, where necessary, argues before the courts and Environmental Appeal Board. Richard handles cases in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territory, and advises clients across Canada and outside our borders.

Originally from Regina, Richard usually spends part of his summer vacation with his young family at their lakeside cabin in Saskatchewan.

University of ReginaBA 1989University of British ColumbiaLL.B 1992
British Columbia Expropriation AssociationBC Environmental Industry Association (BCEIA)BC Environment Managers Association (BCEMA)Canadian Association of Law TeachersCanadian Urban InstituteNational Brownfields AssociationCanadian Bar Association (CBA) - BC Branch, Subsections: Aboriginal Law, Civil Litigation (Vancouver), Environmental Law, Law Practice Management, Natural Resources Law

Office Location

650 West Georgia Street, Suite 3200
Vancouver, BC V6B 4P7

Practice Areas

Environmental Law