Real Property, Corporate and Commercial, Development, Procurement, Brownfields/Contamination
Email: sroka@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199
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Robert Sroka

Real Property, Corporate and Commercial, Development, Procurement, Brownfields/Contamination
Email: sroka@lidstone.ca
Phone: 604-899-2269
Toll Free: 1-877-339-2199
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Robert is licensed in BC and Alberta. He provides legal opinions and drafts agreements on all local government matters with an active interest in land use planning and real estate development. Robert came to Lidstone & Company from the City of Calgary Law Department, where he served as a bylaw prosecutor, drafted real estate transactions, and advised on planning issues. Robert obtained his JD from The University of British Columbia and spent two summers as an Ottawa intern in the offices of federal cabinet ministers. His work has been published in law and planning journals in Canada, the United States, and United Kingdom. Robert is currently pursuing his PhD and LLM at the University of Michigan, with his research focusing on urban development and sports facilities.

EDUCATION
  • JD, The University of British Columbia
  • B.A (Hons), The University of British Columbia
  • LL.M, University of Calgary
  • LLM, University of Michigan (expected 2019)
  • PhD, University of Michigan (expected 2020)
SELECTED AWARDS
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
  • University of Michigan Graduate Fellowship
  • UBC President’s Entrance Scholarship
PUBLICATIONS
  • Sroka, Robert, “Two Models of Indigenous Land Development Outside Vancouver, British Columbia” Albany Government Law Review (Forthcoming 2019)
  • Sroka, Robert, “Getting STIF[fed]: Louisville’s KFC YUM! Center, Sales-Tax Increment Financing, and Megaproject Underperformance” Urban Affairs Review (2019)
  • Sroka, Robert, “Pyrrhic Victory: Tax Increment Financing, ‘But For,’ and Developer Capture in the Dallas Arena District” Marquette Sports Law Review (2017)
  • Sroka, Robert, “Friends With Net Benefits: The Investment Canada Act and State Owned Enterprises” Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, University of Manitoba Press (2017)
  • Sroka, Robert, “TIF for That: Brownfield Redevelopment Financing in North America and Calgary’s Rivers District” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (2016)
  • Sroka, Robert, “A Bottle of White, a Bottle of Red, Perhaps a Bottle of BC Wine Instead? Evaluating BC Wine Sales Policy and Canada’s WTO Commitments” Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law (2016)
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
  • Int’l. Academic Assoc. on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, 2019
    Texas A&M University
  • Institute for Global Law and Policy Conference, 2018
    Harvard Law School
  • Sports Economics and Sport Management Conference, 2018
    Vienna, Austria
  • North American Society for Sport Management Conference, 2017
    Denver, Colorado
  • Asper Review INTLaw Conference, 2017
    University of Manitoba
  • Symposium on Law, Policy, and Indigenous Peoples, 2016
    University of Saskatchewan
  • Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Student Conference, 2015
    Cornell University