Terence Stewart *

Associate Counsel, Business Law

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Diane MacDougall

I would like to be thought of as a part of my client's management team, helping them to achieve their business objectives.

Practice Areas


  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), UBC (1971)
  • LLB, University of British Columbia (1974)

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia (1975)

* Practicing through a Personal Law Corporation.

  • Terence Stewart’s focus is on business law for clients in a wide variety of industries, such as heavy equipment, aviation, and pharmacy. For the majority of his clients, Terry serves in the role of “General Counsel” and advises on general legal issues, including:

    • structuring and establishing corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and associations
    • mergers and acquisitions
    • commercial real estate matters
    • financings
    • employment law
    • corporate governance
    • contract law

    Terry has been with EKB for more than 40 years and has been a part of the firm’s management team for most of that time. In 2016, he was recognized by the prominent legal publication Lexpert as a leading practitioner in the area of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing.


    • Represents distributor of heavy equipment in all aspects of its business, including negotiating and settling procurement and financing contracts with its customers and establishing and operating foreign subsidiary
    • Represents numerous pharmacies in Pharmacare audit/enrollment matters
    • Represented buyer of regional airline
    • Represents many family owned regional businesses in all aspects of their business including expansion of business, buying and selling key assets, settling leases, financing arrangements, employment matters, shareholder/partnership matters and corporate reorganizations

    • Listed in the 12th edition (2018) of Best Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Law and Equipment Finance Law
    • Martindale-Hubbell: BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated
    • Recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Leading Practitioner in the area of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing

    • Editorial Board Member of award-winning CLE publication (and periodic updates) “Advising BC Business”
    • Author and lecturer for CLE publication ( and periodic updates) “Buying and Selling a Business: Annotated Precedents”
    • Former author and lecturer for CLE publication (and periodic updates) “Personal Property Security Act Practice Manual”

    • BC Pharmacy Associations seminar “Business Basics for Starting or Acquiring a Pharmacy” – April 2015
    • BC Pharmacy Associations Speakers Series for UBC Pharmacy students “Business Law in Community Pharmacy” – March 2015
    • Law Society of BC – Professional Legal Training course “Personal Property Security Act” regular guest lecturer

    • Longtime member of Arbutus Club and local YMCA
    • Former longtime trustee of a local church