Ron’s focus is on resource development applications and commercial disputes. He has a knowledge base that covers a broad range of environmental matters, including energy, regulatory, and construction-related projects and conflicts.
Ron assists with current and emerging issues in sectors including mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy, and has appeared before a variety of tribunals, appeal boards, and courts in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada.
He provides strategic advice to corporations and resource companies involved in stakeholder issues and enforcement proceedings, project applications, regulatory issues and contaminated sites, redevelopment issues, and investigations for oil and gas and other natural resource companies.
Ron has a long history of results in mitigating risk and is well-known for his creative solutions that minimize corporate impact, reputational damage, and legal issues. He works in tandem with in-house lawyers of large corporations and owners and senior management of smaller companies. He has handled commercial arbitrations and mediations involving environmental, regulatory, and construction disputes.
Ron’s experience and knowledge have led him to be recognized in a number of publications. He is recognized by Who’s Who Legal (Worldwide and Canada), Chambers Canada, and Legal 500 Canada for Environmental Law, noted as a Leading Practitioner by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and has received awards for Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in Canada in the areas of Aboriginal Law and Construction Law. He is a past President of the Environmental Law Centre, a member of the CCEAM (Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation), and a member of WCCAS (Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society).