George J Roper
George is a civil litigator focusing on complex commercial disputes. He secures effective, cost-efficient outcomes for his clients by following one cardinal rule: “Always do your best for the client.”
George’s practice is centred on commercial litigation. He regularly appears in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and has conducted appeals. George advises and represents clients across a wide range of industries, including real estate and resort developers, commercial landlords, port authorities, financial institutions, and insurance companies.
George has acted or assisted senior counsel in both court proceedings and arbitrations involving:
- Shareholder disputes, including oppression remedies, derivative actions, and wind-ups;
- Breach of contract;
- Professional negligence;
- A wide variety of insurance defence matters;
- Maritime law;
- Breach of fiduciary duty;
- Trust claims;
- Fraud and embezzlement;
- Construction disputes, including builder’s liens;
- Real property disputes, including commercial leasing matters, trespass, nuisance and release of dangerous substances;
- Foreclosure and insolvency;
- Judgment enforcement proceedings, including enforcement of foreign judgments; and
- Administrative law and judicial review.
George received his LL.B. from the University of British Columbia. While at law school he and his co-counsel won the Sopinka Cup, Canada’s national trial advocacy competition.
George is a lifelong resident of North Vancouver. Outside of law, George is an avid reader of politics and history. He is a former competitive fencer, having competed at the national level. Today, he remains member of the North Vancouver Fencing Club where he fences recreationally. He is also a car enthusiast.
- LL.B., University of British Columbia, 2010
- B.A. (Political Science, minor in History), University of British Columbia, 2007
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Peninsula Logging Ltd. v. Muirhead, 2016 BCSC 1921
- Burton v. Tugboat Annie’s Pub and others, 2016 BCHRT 78
- A.J.B. Investments Ltd. v. Elphinstone Logging Focus, 2016 BCSC 734
- A commercial arbitration enforcing the exercise of a “shotgun” buy‑sell which included, as terms of the offer, the settlement of outstanding shareholder loans and accounts receivables owing to the offeror and related entities
- Pan-Afric Holdings Ltd. v. Athabasca Holdings Ltd., 2015 BCSC 1000
- Stasis Farms Ltd. v. Oranya Farms II Holdings Inc., 2014 BCSC 302
- Hare v. Lit, 2013 BCSC 818
- Lit v. Hare, 2012 BCSC 1918