Our Lawyers

Our team of lawyers at Aldridge + Rosling represent a breadth of experience and technical knowledge that provides our clients with high-quality advice on a range of legal issues. Click on each name for bios and contact information.

JIM ALDRIDGE, Q.C.*

MARGARET ROSLING*

CHRIS COCHRANE*

Chris is a partner with A+R.

A solicitor with considerable experience, Chris represents modern treaty nations in BC and Yukon focusing on the negotiation of complex commercial agreements, regulatory affairs, consultation, and treaty implementation services.

Chris has broad experience representing modern treaty nations throughout various regulatory review and approvals processes, including multifaceted environmental assessments, ensuring clients’ treaty rights and interests are recognized and adhered to.  As well, Chris has extensive experience in negotiations, having successfully concluded benefits agreements in the areas of mining, pipelines and hydroelectric facilities, as well as various funding and joint venture arrangements.

With respect to treaty implementation, Chris assists treaty governments with the development, drafting and implementation of legislation and government policies.

An experienced advocate, Chris looks at traditional legal problems from a creative and collaborative perspective and seeks strategic and practical results for his clients.

Prior to joining A+R in 2011, Chris worked as a senior solicitor for BC Hydro on a variety of indigenous, regulatory and commercial matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Yukon (2017)
  • British Columbia (2001)

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MICHAEL WELTERS*

Michael advises on taxes and inter-governmental fiscal relations.

Michael specializes in providing tax advice to the tax-exempt sector, including modern treaty nations, bands, municipalities, health authorities, school districts, charities and non-profit organizations. He provides those clients with advice on: obtaining or maintaining their income tax exempt status and structuring new activities; complying with and mitigating their commodity tax obligations (e.g., PST, GST, property transfer tax); and the application of, or exemption from, annual property taxes. Michael teaches aboriginal tax as an adjunct professor at UBC Faculty of Law.

With respect to the inter-governmental fiscal relations, Michael advises on the negotiation of tax coordination agreements between different levels of government and on the negotiation and application of fiscal financing and own source revenue agreements. His knowledge extends to equalization and territorial financing arrangements and provincial tax harmonization arrangements.

Michael has represented clients in a variety of tax disputes, both at the administrative and court appeal levels, with respect to a wide range of taxes, including income tax, carbon tax, PST, GST, EI and CPP, tobacco tax and property tax. He has also assisted clients who have outstanding tax obligations with making voluntary disclosures to tax authorities.

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2004)

Education

  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (In-depth GST Course, 2008)
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (In-depth Income Tax Course, Parts 1 & 2, 2004-2006)
  • University of Victoria (LLB, 2002)
  • Simon Fraser University (BA, 1st Class Honours, 1999)

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MARCUS BARTLEY

CHANI CAMPBELL

Chani represents treaty nations throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.  Chani’s practice focuses on representing modern treaty nations throughout the negotiation of complex benefits agreements with commercial proponents, as well as advising on treaty implementation matters.

Chani has extensive experience in land title and land tenure matters and she represents the first aboriginal Torrens form of title registration system.  Chani regularly advises treaty governments on a broad range of commercial and business matters.

With respect to the negotiation of benefits agreements, Chani has advised on agreements in the areas of mining, pipelines, and hydroelectric transmission facilities.

Prior to joining A+R, Chani advised natural resource companies including two of the largest gold mining companies in Canada.

Bar Admissions

  • Yukon (2018)
  • British Columbia (2005)

Education

  • University of British Columbia (LLB, 2004)
  • University of British Columbia (BSc. in Environmental Science, 2000)

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MICAH CLARK

Micah’s practice has a dual focus on Aboriginal/environmental litigation and modern treaty implementation.

As part of his litigation practice, Micah has appeared before various levels of court in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon.  He has also successfully represented clients before the Supreme Court of Canada and various administrative tribunals, including the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board and the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board.  Recent representative proceedings include:

With respect to treaty implementation, Micah assists treaty governments with the development, drafting and implementation of legislation and government policies. He also provides ongoing advice to treaty governments on issues such as general governance, elections, and the delivery of government programs and services.  Micah has recently appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples in respect of modern treaty implementation issues (Ottawa, ON, October 2018), and presented on treaty-related litigation issues at the Modern Treaties and Reconciliation, Land Claims Agreements Coalition Conference (Ottawa, ON, November 2017).

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2011)
  • Yukon (2017)

Education

  • University of Idaho (B.Sc., 2004)
  • University of British Columbia (J.D., 2010)

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EWA HOLENDER

Ewa’s practice focuses on advising First Nation governments on modern treaty implementation, including environmental assessments and partnerships with resource development proponents, delivery of government programs and services, and working with provincial and federal government.

Ewa has assisted with the negotiation of provincial and federal funding agreements, land use planning, and developing efficient processes for engaging with government. She has worked with modern treaty First Nations in British Columbia and the Yukon.

Ewa articled with leading international law firm Hogan Lovells LLP, and went on to specialize in advising non-profits on governance, contracts and tax. She moved to Canada in 2013 and worked as the Director of Education and Outreach for the Rick Hansen Foundation while requalifying in Canadian law. She joined Aldridge + Rosling LLP in 2016.

Bar Admissions

  • Yukon (2018)
  • British Columbia (2017)
  • England & Wales (2008)

Education

  • University of Cambridge (B.A., 1st Class Honours, 2004)

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GUYLAINE GRENIER† Δ

* Practising as a Law Corporation
† Associate Counsel
Δ Authorized to practise law only in Quebec