Who we work with

We currently work with Indigenous communities in Treaty 6, 7 and 8 territories and also in the Northwest Territories and British Columbia. Our Aboriginal law team provides legal services on issues including treaty rights, Indigenous rights, constitutional questions, oil and gas development, land claims and specific claims. We also assist with internal and corporate governance matters, commercial and business activities, self government and treaty negotiations.

What we do for our Aboriginal law clients

We offer services to meet the unique needs of our Indigenous clients including:

Governance and Litigation – helping clients draft laws and dealing with legal challenges to the laws, elections and other court actions.

Business Services – facilitating internal and external business opportunities, offering guidance on business activities and structures, and assisting with the expansion of on-and-off reserve commercial operations.

Real Estate – providing advice on financing, development, and acquisition of commercial real estate, resort properties, housing developments and recreational buildings. We also provide legal services respecting leases, permits and license transactions involving land and land rights.

Financial and Tax – advising financial institutions on Indigenous-related banking and funding, establishing and administering joint ventures, limited partnerships and Indigenous-specific trusts, negotiating commercial taxation structures and setting up corporations, not-for-profits, and other trusts that benefit social and economic development.

How we work with our clients

At Parlee McLaws, our goal is to build long-term relationships with all of our clients. We respect your time, resources and customs and work to provide timely, practical advice that resolves issues quickly and efficiently. As part of the larger Parlee McLaws firm, we have access to legal insight and expertise that can help with a broad range of legal issues.