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R. Brent Lehmann*

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R. Brent Lehmann*

Partner
*Law Corporation

Assistant: Rainier Rademan

Education

  • B.Ed (hons) – Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • LL.B – University of British Columbia

Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia 1996
  • Law Society of the Yukon 2015
  • Canadian Bar Association (BC)

Brent’s legal practice includes providing advice on corporate and commercial matters, with an emphasis on First Nations economic development. Brent has assisted more than a dozen First Nations, both Indian bands and treaty First Nations, in structuring their economic development by using corporate and governance structures in a way that provides limited liability protection, minimizes taxes and own source revenue claws-backs and separates politics from business.

Brent also provides legal advice to First Nations on other governance matters, such as membership, election, referendum and land codes, and to treaty First Nations on the closing and implementation of their treaties, including the enactment of laws under their treaty law-making authorities.  Brent taught high school history for nine years before going to law school.  He is very active in skiing, hiking, camping, cycling and enjoys travel and technology. Brent also teaches corporate law procedures to paralegals part time at Vancouver Community College.

B.C. First Nations’ lawyers say Ottawa failed to consult on Trans Mountain expansion