Richard Shrieves
Senior Counsel | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4277

Richard has over 30 years of business law experience as both a private practitioner and corporate counsel. He represents and advises national, international, institutional and entrepreneurial companies in real property, commercial and corporate matters, including real estate and business acquisitions, the rezoning, subdivision and development of land, leasing, infrastructure development, project financing, First Nation land issues and development, commercial transactions and construction projects.

Richard has acted on a wide variety of strategic investments and transactions and consults extensively in the structuring and formation of strategic business relationships such as real estate co-ownerships, limited partnerships, public-private partnerships and joint ventures. He represents federal authorities, Crown corporations and First Nations and regularly participates in transactions involving real property, development and commercial matters relating to Crown and First Nation lands.

Richard provides legal services through R.T. Shrieves Law Corporation.


Richard's experience includes:

  • Conduct of all matters incidental to land development, including land accumulation and exchange programs, zoning, land use amendments, subdivisions and strata developments, density transfers, government regulation, appearances before municipal and provincial planning and approval boards and other regulatory bodies, development and building permits, and development and servicing agreements
  • Structuring, negotiating and implementing the acquisition and disposition of all types of properties
  • Structuring and formation of tax-efficient and strategic partnerships, co-ownerships, and joint ventures
  • Structuring, negotiating and drafting of architectural, construction, property management, listing and commission agreements
  • First Nation land development and issues
  • Representation of federal port authority and Crown corporations in connection with the administration and development of Crown lands, regulatory compliance and operational matters
  • Infrastructure development, financing and cost recoveries
  • Commercial, retail and industrial leasing
  • Strata developments, disclosure statements, rental pools and strata corporations
  • Project financing and mortgaging
  • Shopping centre, office building, industrial park, hotel and golf course developments