Education: B.Sc. Double Major Integrated Science & Political Science (University of British Columbia) 2010;
J.D. (University of Calgary) – 2015
Geoff is an Associate at Prowse Chowne, called to the Alberta Bar in 2016, after articling under, John B Williams. Geoff’s practice focuses on assisting small business with needs such as incorporations, by-law drafting, unanimous shareholder agreements, and shareholder resolutions. He is an excellent resource to ensure small businesses (or charities) have a solid corporate foundations.
Geoff’s practice also includes extensive estate work, including various estate litigation. This can include straightforward Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Personal Directives but also more complex planning involving corporations, trusts, dependent children. Geoff also has experience resolving estate disputes involving capacity, misappropriation of trust monies, and multiple wills.
Geoff was heavily involved in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. He successfully mooted the case of Daniels v Canada in the Alberta Court of Appeal Moot. He published two articles for the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law Ablawg.ca and presented issues around genetic litigation at the Thompson Rivers University Society of Law Students Legal Conference in 2015. Simultaneously, Geoff was the Vice-President Academic of the Society’s of Law Students and a Disabled Ski Instructor with the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers (CADS).
During his time studying at the University of British Columbia Geoff founded the UBC MIX Program, an interdisciplinary education initiative that was inducted into the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative University. In addition to this he served in many political positions in the University and Alma Mater Society, culminating in his election as the first student in the institution’s history to serve as Vice-Chair of the UBC Vancouver Senate.
Outside of work, Geoff has a passion for the outdoors and music. He loves skiing and is learning to play hockey. He also actively participates in musical endeavors having played guitar for more than 12 years.
Geoff’s article for the University of Calgary: