Stephen is a lawyer who specializes in charities law and estate planning. His strategic and practical advice helps charitable organizations achieve their missions. His estate plans help families successfully pass on their life's work and legacy to the next generation.

Stephen provides advice and services to all clients – charities, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, boards, schools, social entrepreneurs, individuals, families, and business owners – in the following areas:

  • Charities Law: Incorporation, Charitable Registration, Board Governance, Compliance and Tax, and Gift Planning.
  • Estate Planning: Wills, Incapacity Planning, Trusts, Business Succession, Estate Administration, and Marriage Agreements.

Best Lawyers in Canada named Stephen as a “One to Watch” in Tax law. Stephen is a frequent speaker, contributor, and writer in the areas of charities, governance, and estate planning. Stephen was the co-editor of the Annotated British Columbia Societies Act and has presented to the Canadian Bar Association, to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Legacy Circle, and to various advisors, organizations, and private clients.

Stephen has served as a director on the boards of several national, provincial, and local charities and societies. A community servant at heart, Stephen is committed to using his skills and expertise to build up strong organizations, families, and enterprises in British Columbia and across Canada.