First Nations Law

Here at Benson Law LLP, our lawyers tackle First Nations Law with the sensitivity necessary for an often complicated legal matter. Our team lead has an array of experience to help navigate even the most complex of First Nations matters.

Benson Law LLP is one of the top law firms in handling First Nations Law throughout British Columbia. First Nation’s legal matters can be complicated, and our team has handled many cases, so you know we will be able to help you no matter what issue you are trying to get settled.

Experience is not just a marketing term that we use. It is based on the years of work we have put into First Nations’ legal matters and the members of Benson Law LLP that have worked with us through all those cases. Our team is led by Garry F. Benson, Q.C. (Beaver Lake Cree Nation), who has put in extensive work in a number of areas, including:

  • Negotiating and reviewing of leases
  • Land development, purchases and sales
  • Facilitation of business partnerships
  • Residential property transactions
  • Negotiating agreements with Industry and Government on matter relating to development on Traditional Land

Our lawyers can help to unravel the convoluted laws that can impact First Nations communities, individuals, and businesses. As you may be aware, First Nations land and people will often have separate laws depending on the location and legal matter you are looking at. Not all lawyers are equipped to handle these various laws in-house, but Benson Law LLP not only has a team well-versed in these laws, but they also put these laws to work for their clients.

Over the last few years, we have seen several significant changes to the laws that govern provincial and federal relationships with First Nations people and reserve land. Many of these laws tie in with older laws, and navigating them can be especially complicated. Benson Law LLP is constantly updating the staff on any changes to the law in these areas, and our team is well versed in any First Nations legal matter you may face.

  • Buying & Selling Properties
  • Leases
  • Property Development
  • Facilitation of business
  • partnerships

  • Governance

The Benson Law Team

Most legal matters can be fairly unique, and First Nations Law is no different. The best way to know which law applies to your issue or how best to proceed legally is to contact our firm, and we can help you no matter which area of law is required.