Nigel has a general solicitor’s practice that includes advising individuals and corporate clients with estate planning, incapacity planning, business succession planning, corporate and commercial law, and real estate transactions. Prior to joining Nixon Wenger, Nigel practiced in the Lower Mainland for nearly half a decade.
Nigel takes a pragmatic and down-to-earth approach in advising his clients and achieving their goals, no matter the complexity. Whether preparing a simple contract or navigating his clients through a complex transaction, Nigel strives for success and takes pride in being there for his clients every step of the way.
Nigel assists businesses with various business transactions including asset and share purchases and sales, amalgamations, and corporate reorganizations, and the preparation and review of commercial leases.
Nigel advises on the set up and organization of simple and complex business structures including incorporations, partnerships and joint ventures. Nigel also advises with the preparation of complex corporate documents including shareholders agreements and rollover agreements.
Nigel assists individuals and businesses with the purchase, sale, and refinancing of residential and commercial real estate, including the preparation of purchase agreements, mortgages, and co-ownership agreements.
Nigel assists individuals with various estate and incapacity planning matters including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, and trusts. Nigel also assists companies with ensuring a smooth and efficient succession plan for his clients’ businesses, and works with various accountants and tax professionals to minimize tax obligations on the estate.
Nigel assists executors and administrators with the administration of the estate and with the transfer and realization of estate assets. Nigel also advises beneficiaries of their legal obligations and entitlement to estate assets
Lending and Financing
Nigel acts for institutional and private lenders with the preparation and registration of security, and for corporate borrowers to secure appropriate financing or refinancing and to ensure they meet their borrowing obligations.
Education and Interests
- Bachelor of Arts, Vancouver Island University, 2010
- Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 2014
- Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2015
Professional and Civic Interests
- Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre, Director
- Downtown Vernon Association, Director
- Vernon Restholm Association, Director
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Vernon Bar Association, Member