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Chris is senior counsel at the firm, acting in an advisory role for the Business Law Group. He also carries on an estate planning and administration practice with the firm’s Wealth Management Group.
Chris is a corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience representing independent and entrepreneurial businesses. His estate planning practice focuses on assisting business owners and their families preserve and pass on wealth in a tax planned manner. He has earned a reputation for crafting creative and effective legal solutions for companies and their principal owners.
Before joining Loopstra Nixon, Chris was a corporate partner and/or managing partner at two highly regarded Brampton law firms over nearly four decades.
Chris has served on various professional bodies, including the Executive of the Business Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and the Business Law faculty at the Ontario Bar Admission Course.
An active contributor to the community, Chris has participated as a board member or officer for key civic organizations, such as William Osler Health Centre and its charitable foundation and the Brampton Board of Trade. He is founding chair of Grace Place Community Resource Centre, and a continuing advisor to the Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation. His community activities have been recognized by designation as a Volunteer of the Year by the YMCA of Greater Toronto and as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.
Chris is a flying musician. He and his wife have piloted their airplane all over North America and the Caribbean. When not flying he may be found playing the standup bass in jazz bands.
University of Waterloo, B.A,
York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B
Law Society of Ontario, 1975