An EKB lawyer for his entire legal career, Geoffrey Sherrott will be retiring at the end of June. After 26 years in the legal profession, his presence at our firm will be missed.
Geoff studied zoology and history at the University of British Columbia before obtaining his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan. He joined EKB as an articling student in 1993 and was called to the BC Bar in 1994. He became a partner in 2001.
During his legal career, Geoff’s focus has been on advising individuals and public and private companies on the full range of business issues they commonly, and uncommonly, encounter. He has advised many clients on the purchase and sale of land and businesses. He honed his expertise in environmental law and lead the firm’s Environmental Practice Group for many years. Geoff has been recognized for his expertise by Best Lawyers in Canada, which listed him in numerous editions for corporate law.
Geoff’s contributions to our firm are numerous. For many years he was in charge of the articling committee and also served on the firm’s management committee, including a term as managing partner. In particular, Geoff spent countless hours mentoring and teaching many of our lawyers during their junior years. His door was always open and he could always be counted on for sage and practical advice. Our gratitude to him for this cannot be overstated.
In addition, Geoff has generously shared his time and knowledge with the legal community. For many years, he taught the real estate development course at Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, for which he was awarded the Adam Albright Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award in 2014. He also served as the co-editor of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) publication, “Buying and Selling a Business – Annotated Precedents” and he has been a contributing author to several CLEBC publications including “Advising British Columbia Businesses”.
Geoff has continually given back to the wider community, serving as pro bono counsel to a local not-for-profit dedicated to supporting people with eating disorders. He also serves as pro bono counsel to a number of hospital auxiliaries.
Geoff’s daily presence will be missed by everyone at the firm. He brought a great deal to EKB, with his passion for excellent work, bright mind, and generosity. We wish him all the best in his retirement.