Bill is very experienced in structuring and negotiating joint venture arrangements and long term supply agreements. Bill is particularly knowledgeable on the process of buying and selling businesses. For the past six years, he has chaired “Legal Strategies for Business Acquisitions designed for senior practitioners in British Columbia.
Prior to entering the field of law, Bill trained and practiced as a Chartered Accountant, a background that he draws on to deal with a variety of corporate and commercial matters. He remains very active in the accounting profession and currently is the Chair of Canada’s Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council which oversees the development of generally auditing standards in Canada.
Within Bull Housser, Bill is the head of our Business Law Group and is an active member of our Forestry and Maritime Groups.
Bill is also a Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) and is recognized as a domestic arbitrator by the British Columbia International Arbitration Centre and has been involved with many large and small arbitrations, including acting as the court-appointed arbitrator to resolve a dispute in respect of the sale of a business.