Working at leading firms in Canada, the US and France for the past 25 years, Stacey has helped global companies, government organizations, Indigenous business groups, and entrepreneurs achieve intelligent solutions in business, economic development, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, and Aboriginal and Indigenous law matters.
Stacey’s business law practice includes helping clients create corporate structures and commercial agreements that fit their particular needs and create productive business relationships. As part of that work, Stacey assists clients with carefully analyzing and optimizing governance and financial performance, by helping them (re)organize, complete transactions, put in place needed policies and agreements, and understand shareholder and director rights and liabilities. She has helped clients establish corporations, societies, joint ventures, LPs and LLPs, and related documents including shareholder agreements, corporate governance policies, and governance and fiscal agreements.
Working for both Indigenous and industry clients, Stacey has drafted a variety of benefits and relationship agreements that advance economic reconciliation. She writes and advises regularly on Indigenous economic development best practices and partnering effectively with Indigenous communities on projects. She also advises on international, federal and provincial laws/policies relating to Indigenous Peoples — including the UNDRIP Act and BC’s DRIPA; the TRC Final Report; and Canada’s Indian Act, Income Tax Acts and PSAB program.
Stacey also assists clients with laws, policies, treaty provisions, commercial agreements and registrations governing the protection of Indigenous intellectual property and the return of art and cultural material.
Working previously in New York and Paris, Stacey helped Fortune 500 clients with mergers and acquisitions and securities issuances and acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and mediations relating to energy, construction, mining and IP disputes.
Stacey also has created and taught courses at Stanford University on illicit trade and protection of art and Indigenous cultural heritage, which bring into the classroom the voices and perspectives of renowned Indigenous and museum experts from around the world. Her research and teaching contribute to her broad understanding of issues arising in repatriation/ restitution disputes and the development of a specific process based on Relationship Building for resolving them.
Stacey has completed advanced mediation training at Harvard Law School and is a member of the Arbitration and Mediator panels of the Court of Arbitration for Art in the Hague. From 2012-2014, Stacey was a Visiting Student Researcher at the Stanford Archaeology Center, and in 2015/16 was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School. Stacey is a frequent speaker at international conferences on art and cultural heritage trade and dispute resolution issues.
Stacey is a member of the BC, Ontario and New York Bars and is fluent in French.
Truth and Reconciliation Advocacy Committee, CBABC
Court of Arbitration for Art (The Hague), Arbitrator and Mediator panels
Canadian Bar Association
American Bar Association
Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation