Jean is a Shareholder practising primarily in the area of Indigenous Law, with a special emphasis on First Nations economic development. She has extensive experience in dealing with land issues arising under the Indian Act, First Nations Land Management Act, the Sechelt Indian Band Self-Government Act and certain treaty First Nations legislation. As well as economic development matters, Jean routinely advises on First Nations governance and property taxation matters and assists First Nations in the drafting of laws, policies and codes and in negotiating road tenure, protocol, accommodation and impacts and benefits agreements.
A substantial part of Jean’s practice involves commercial leasing, both in relations to First Nations lands and fee simple lands.
Frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on Indigenous land issues.
Co-Presenter, “Development on First Nation Lands”; Hot Topics in Real Estate Development, PBLI Conference, October 2015
Speaker, “Structuring a Residential Development on Reserve Land – Issues to Consider”; Agassiz Harrison Area First Nations Business Forum, October 2015
Co-Chair and Speaker, “Which Land Regime Are You In?”; Real Estate Development on First Nation Lands, PBLI Conference, February 2014