Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

B. R. (Brian) Canfield*


Telephone: 604 661 9362

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: bcanfield@farris.com

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Brian is a strategic advisor for his clients. He focuses on facilitating opportunities and solving problems on their behalf by combining his legal experience, business background and negotiation skills with diligence and common sense.

He has extensive experience in assisting both public and private clients, with a special emphasis on established/emerging entrepreneurs and First Nations.

Brian works closely with his clients in Western Canada and beyond in a variety of matters, including acquiring and selling businesses, coordinating initial public offerings and other financings, establishing real estate investment trusts (REITs), facilitating regulatory approvals and reorganizations and resolving shareholder and other disputes. His clients operate in many key industries including infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, manufacturing, securities, automotive and liquor. Brian also works closely with First Nations to negotiate commercial business arrangements with project proponents and on governance matters.

*Denotes a Professional Law Corporation.


  • University of British Columbia (LL.B.,1990)
  • University of British Columbia (B.Com., Finance, 1987)

  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2018)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2019)
  • Called to the Alberta Bar (2007)
  • Called to the Washington State Bar (1995)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (1991)