Sam is a corporate commercial lawyer primarily serving clients in the resource sector, with a strong focus on aboriginal and project development matters. His practice is national in scope, acting for clients across Canada on a wide range of aboriginal law issues, including consultation, negotiation and the regulatory process.
Sam has significant industry expertise in the energy and mining sectors, and has represented clients on commercial and transactional matters across all project phases.
Before joining Blakes, Sam held a senior position with an international energy company overseeing all aboriginal-related matters on a proposed liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, British Columbia. Previously, he was a partner in another leading national law firm.
Sam provides effective, timely and practical advice informed by his experience working both for and within industry.