Jake is a litigation lawyer with a focus on business disputes. He represents companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters.
Jake defends class actions and acts in contract and property disputes, shareholder and company disputes (including commercial fraud and oppression claims), life sciences and other intellectual property disputes, partnership disputes, defamation claims, and product liability actions. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, the Supreme Court of Yukon, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also regularly acts as counsel in commercial arbitrations.
Jake is a strategic, mindful, and persuasive advocate. He recognizes the importance of understanding and achieving a client's business objectives.
Jake regularly writes and presents on legal subjects, including class actions, injunctions, exclusion of liability, sport law and advocacy.
Prior to studying law, Jake played volleyball for five seasons with the UBC Thunderbirds and four seasons professionally in Europe and Southeast Asia. He remains active in the sport community. He represents athletes and associations in sport arbitrations, advises sport organizations on governance issues, volunteers on boards and coaches.
Jake grew up in Whitehorse and is proudly licensed to practice law in the Yukon in addition to British Columbia.