Doug H. Hopkins*



Direct: 604 647 4144

Assistant: Deborah Buksewich-McPhie

Direct: 604 647 4150

Practice Areas
Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate Matters & Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Charities & Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Commercial Lending
  • Conflict of Interest

* Law Corporation


Doug is the leader of the Corporate and Business Group. He advises entrepreneurs, business owners and institutions regarding corporate and commercial matters.

Doug’s corporate practice focuses on advising clients on the incorporation of companies, trusts and societies, their organization, reorganization and governance, regulatory compliance, amalgamation, arrangements, continuations, alterations of share capital, dissolutions and wind-ups, liquidations, revivals, restorations, shareholder agreements, meetings and disputes and directors’ and shareholders’ rights and liabilities. He also advises clients on partnerships, limited partnerships and joint ventures.

Doug’s commercial practice is focused on business mergers and acquisitions, principally, share and asset purchases. This includes the negotiating and drafting of the transaction documents, all financing arrangements and due diligence. Doug also advises on both bank and equity financings, barter systems, vehicle dealership arrangements, assignments of loan portfolios and related security, conditional sales, agencies, distribution and factoring arrangements.

Doug also advises on ethical and conflict of interest matters. Since 2003, he has been involved in either advising or acting as the project conflict of interest adjudicator for various entities, including the Provincial Government, Local-Government, and Crown Corporations relating to their procurement process. Representative projects include the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project, Hwy 91 to Hwy 17 and Deltaport Upgrade Project, Millennium Line Broadway Extension, Highway Maintenance Procurement, Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project, Hospital Projects, including the Children and Women’s Hospital Project, Port Mann Highway Improvement Project, including the Port Mann Bridge Replacement, Okanagan Correctional Centre, Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the BC Hydro Site C Clean Energy and Smart Meter Projects. Doug also acts as conduct review advisor to Boards of Directors regarding ethical and conflict of interest matters.

Doug has been listed in Best Lawyers in Canada for the practice area of Corporate Governance each year from 2014 to 2020.

Doug is also an active participant in The Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) benefiting BC Cancer Foundation. Information about his dedication to this cause can be found on Doug’s RTCC Personal Page. In the 2018 ride Doug’s team, called the “Brainiacs”, raised a total of $678,641.

  • University of British Columbia, B.Sc.
  • University of Victoria, LL.B.