John W. Norton

Mr. Norton is known for his practical and strategic approach to legal and business problems. Mr. Norton practises law in the area of mergers & acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance and commercial law. Mr. Norton has extensive experience in real estate development law and venture capital law.

Mr. Norton has practised business law for over 30 years and during the last 10 years has also acted as counsel and chair in various arbitrations relating to major business issues and real estate matters.

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Mr. Norton is a member of a number of Canadian and international associations, including the Asia Pacific Lawyers Association, the Arbitrators Institute of Canada Inc., the B.C. Arbitration and Mediation Institute and The Law Society of British Columbia and is an International Associate of the American Bar Association and a past member of the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.  Mr. Norton has been a director of numerous companies and advisory boards, including B.C. Housing Management Commission, Downtown Vancouver Association, Yaletown Housing Society, Vancouver Neurological Centre, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, St. George’s School Foundation, Shawnigan Lake School Board of Governors, Thunderbird Golf Society, Pacific Parkinsons Research Institute, Air Canada Championship, Order of St. John Palliative Care Foundation, as well as many closely held corporations. Mr. Norton has also acted as counsel on behalf of the Vancouver International Airport Authority, Department of Justice, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and United Van Lines. Mr. Norton is Chairman of Universal Packaging Inc. and the Order of St. John Palliative Care Foundation.

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