Whether at negotiating tables or in the courtroom, Mandell Pinder’s work and experience promotes and protects Indigenous rights, including Aboriginal title and rights, and treaty rights. Our work pushes provincial and federal governments to act in keeping with the honour of the Crown.
We assist in the negotiation of agreements between Aboriginal governments and Crown governments that advance reconciliation and Indigenous self-determination. Our recent work includes collaborative management agreements, shared decision-making agreements and land claim agreements.Explore
We assist Aboriginal governments with engagement in all forms of land and natural resource use decision-making. We provide strategic advice regarding environmental assessments, project reviews, resource use permitting, and the negotiation of agreements with Crown governments and proponents.Explore
We advance Aboriginal and treaty rights in court and regulatory forums, including provincial and federal courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, and administrative tribunals.Explore
We assist in the development and settlement of specific claims, including preparing the claim, negotiating fair and just settlements, appealing rejections, and advising on the implementation of settlements, including drafting and advising on community settlement trusts.Explore
We amplify Indigenous voices in a broad range of administrative and regulatory processes to advance Indigenous perspectives and desired outcomes.Explore
We provide a steadfast commitment to helping parties resolve conflicts and address difficult issues outside the courtroom.Explore
Our lawyers provide all types of business advice, from small business ventures to large, complex commercial transactions.
We advise on all types of land transactions, no matter how complex, both on- and off- reserve.Explore
We advise on all types of commercial transactions, including business acquisitions, and supply/service agreements, and can help you to create the necessary corporate structures to do all types of business, including companies, societies, partnerships, and trusts.Explore
We assist clients in understanding the implications of their financing options by advising clients on borrower-side secured transactions.Explore
We help Aboriginal governments understand how and when to use trusts, and the obligations that arise when doing so. We work closely with our clients to negotiate resolutions of past wrongs, and to develop the trust agreements necessary to manage large community settlements over time.Explore
We assist our clients, many of whom are Aboriginal governments and businesses, on a broad range of governance matters.
We write laws and policies on land use, financial administration, and corporate and government procedures for Aboriginal governments, businesses, and institutions.Explore
We provide legal and policy advice on legislative reforms that promote self-determination.Explore
We provide legal advice to Aboriginal governments and people seeking systemic change to the provincial child protection systemExplore
We assist Indigenous peoples in finding common goals and resolving differences with other Indigenous communities.Explore