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Hannah McDonald

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Hannah McDonald

Associate
Direct Phone: 604-998-1139

Assistant: Negeen Shojaei

Education

  • J.D. – University of British Columbia, 2010
  • B.A. – Simon Fraser University, 2004

Memberships

  • Law Society of BC, 2011
  • Law Society of the Yukon, 2012

Hannah’s practice focuses on the economic development of First Nations across Canada, including Indian bands, treaty First Nations and self-governing First Nations. She advises on land and resource issues including land claims, the negotiation and implementation of resource sharing agreements, Aboriginal rights and title, matters under the Indian Act, First Nation governance issues and various corporate matters. Hannah is a member of the Metis Nation of B.C., with her family originating from the Esketemc First Nation.

Hannah also practices in all aspects of general commercial real estate and corporate/commercial transactions, including commercial acquisitions, development and construction, sales and leasing, asset and share sales, and all other corporate matters.

Hannah graduated from the University of British Columbia Law School in May 2010 and holds an undergraduate degree in Communications and a Certificate in Copywriting, both from Simon Fraser University. Prior to enrolling in law school, Hannah interned with an advertising agency in the copywriting department and co-founded and operated a company located in Yaletown importing and retailing women’s fashion.

Community Involvement: 

  • BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala Committee
  • Atira Women’s Resource Society, Director
  • Compass Community School, Director
  • Volunteer for federal Liberal campaign, Jody Wilson-Raybould
  • Served for three years as executive on the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum
  • Served for three years on the NAIOP Developing Leaders Committee
  • Served for one year on the ICSC Next Generation Committee

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