Greg Vanstone is joining our firm April 19 as Senior Counsel. Greg has devoted the majority of his 37-year legal career to representing local governments and school boards. After being called to the bar in 1984, Greg practiced with one of the first boutique municipal law firms in British Columbia, Thompson & McConnell, until 2002, acting for numerous local governments in BC. Following that he spent 18 years as City Solicitor for City of Delta.
Having spent most of his career providing advice to local governments, Greg has lived the entire range of issues. At our firm, he will be focusing on real property, land use & development files, and drafting/reviewing legal opinions. He will also be a mentor for the benefit of more junior solicitors in our firm. In the past Greg has helped local governments navigate numerous issues, including land use regulation, real estate development, expropriation, land acquisition and disposition, procurement, taxation, governance, claims, risk management, and bylaw drafting and interpretation. He has law and commerce degrees from UBC, and has presented conference, seminar and workshop papers on such topics as subdivision, highways, parks, and school property.
Greg enjoys playing soccer, golfing, traveling, listening to classic rock and driving his convertible with the top down, regardless of how cold it is. He is married with two adult children.