Dick has a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations affecting development. He has over 30 years experience in real estate development, and has extensive experience with joint ventures, development approvals and infrastructure requirements. Dick has been noted to provide innovative solutions in developer-municipal relations.
Dick has been recognized by Lexpert for Real Estate Development and as one of Canada’s Best Lawyers. Dick is also a proud winner of the Spirit of UDI award, awarded for contribution to the Urban Development Institute.
Prairie Communities Corp.: Represented the process of challenging the validity of development charges imposed by the Town of Okotoks (December 2011).
Glenwood Developments: Represented a transaction involving the rollover of lands held by members of a joint venture to a limited partnership (November 2011).
CB Developments Ltd.: Counsel on a transaction involving the acquisition and financing of land, as well as a multi-party joint venture (September 2011).
Confidential client: Advisor in preparation and guidance in the establishment of a limited partnership for the purposes of acquiring and development of a proposed mixed use high rise development.
Confidential client: Advisor on numerous issues to Urban Development Institute.
Confidential clients: Over 40 active joint ventures for various parties.
- Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Real Estate Law (2006–2016)
Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2010-2015) as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Property Development
Recognized by The Legal 500 Canada 2013 in the area of Real Estate
Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished BV Peer Review Rating
Activities and Affiliations
Community Involvement and Pro Bono
- Dick’s enthusiasm for golf is only overshadowed by his enthusiasm for the practice of law