Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm
Mitchell H. Gropper, Q.C.

Mitchell H. Gropper, Q.C.*


Telephone: 604 661 9322

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: mgropper@farris.com

Assistant: Ambel Mejia

Telephone: 604 684 9151 x433

Email: amejia@farris.com

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Representative Matters (.pdf)

Mitchell joined Farris in July 1998 after spending the majority of the previous 28 years with the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  He served as their Managing Partner from 1988 to 1990.  Prior to joining that firm, he spent three years as a professor in the Faculty of Law at Western University in London, Ontario.

Mitchell has an active practice, often giving advice to boards of directors and independent committees of boards of directors; corporations and directors in “going private” transactions; income trusts and conversions, and in mergers and acquisitions of public and private corporations. In his real estate practice, Mitchell has been involved in various transactions, financings and complex debt restructurings including advising the City of Vancouver on the restructuring of the Olympic Village real estate project.

In 2012 he was awarded a Zenith Award by LEXPERT as one of 40 leading Canadian lawyers. He is rated by LEXPERT as one of Vancouver’s leading lawyers in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, mid-market advisory services, income funds and corporate commercial (one of only three lawyers recognized in three categories), one of Canada’s 40 “Deal-Makers”, one of Canada’s 100 most creative lawyers, and one of Canada’s 100 leading “cross-border” transaction lawyers. 

Mitchell is currently a director of Diversified Royalty Corp., and has served as a director of Catalyst Paper Inc, Crew Gold Inc, and Concert Properties Ltd. as well as acting as corporate secretary for Concord Pacific Group Inc. and Maximizer Software Inc. Mitchell is involved in various professional organizations. He is an organizing member of the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships and a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of British Columbia.

Mitchell is also involved in the community. He is current past Chair of Board of the Federation of Jewish Community of Greater Vancouver and, until recently, was a director of the Arts Club Theatre and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jewish Foundation of Greater Vancouver. Mr. Gropper served as the Chair (2002-2003) of the combined Jewish Appeal of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver. He is a former chair of the Real Estate division of the United Way of Greater Vancouver and the Lawyer division of the United Way of Greater Vancouver and as the chair of the Board of Trade Task Force on the Provincial Budget. He also served as a member of the Securities Law Advisory Committee of the British Columbia Securities Commission and as a legal advisor to the Expert Committee on a Canadian Securities Regulator of to the Canadian Securities Transition Office.

Mitchell has participated in several continuing legal education programs including:

  • Directors’ Duties and the Business Judgement Rule
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and the Role of the Board
  • Innovative Financing Structures
  • Executive Retention in M&A Transactions

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2016 Lexpert ALM 500

  • Queen's Counsel (1990)
  • Chambers Canada Ranked Lawyer (2019)
  • Lexpert Top 100 Cross Border Lawyers (2018)
  • Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2019)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Ranking (AV)
  • Called to the Ontario Bar (1969)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (1966)