Roper Greyell Ranked as a Band 1 Firm in 2022 Chambers Canada Guide

September 2021

Roper Greyell LLP has once again been ranked by Chambers Canada as a Band 1 firm for Employment and Labour law in British Columbia.

Chambers Canada also recognized five of our partners as “Ranked Lawyers” in their 2022 Guide:

What clients are saying

One highly impressed client stated: “I think this firm is best in class. They are always knowledgeable, practical and provide up-to-date advice.” Another client enthused: “I found them really timely and succinct. They’re very customer service-oriented and innovative, always willing to try new things and be responsive.”

About Chambers Canada

Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada. The guide recommends lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, and is published annually each September.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Mohammad Shahidian as Accounting Manager

August 2021

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Mohammad Shahidian to the firm as Accounting Manager.

Mohammad has over 7 years of experience in the legal industry, including regional and national full-service firms. His accounting experience also includes working within the post-secondary education and building supplies industries.

Learn more about Mohammad here.

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. Recognized as One of B.C.’s Most Influential Business Leaders

August 2021

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. was recently recognized in Business in Vancouver’s BC500 which features the 500 most influential leaders within British Columbia.

Over the course of his 45-year legal career, Tom has had a significant impact on employment and labour law in B.C. including being appointed one of three special advisers tasked with revamping the B.C. Labour Relations Code in 1992. As a leader within the legal community, Tom’s expertise is highly sought-after by clients, organizations, educators and colleagues. He also shares his extensive experience and technical understanding of the law as a mentor of young lawyers in the firm.

Congratulations Tom!

Read more: https://bc500.biv.com/categories/law-employment/

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Kate Jones

August 2021

Roper Greyell is pleased to congratulate Kate Jones on joining the firm as an Associate lawyer, after previously summering and articling with the firm.

Kate practices in all areas of workplace law, including human rights, workplace investigations, and all aspects of the litigation process. Congratulations Kate on your call to the bar!

Learn more about Kate here.

Six Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2021

August 2021

We are pleased to announce that six lawyers from Roper Greyell have been recognized as leading employment and labour lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2021 Guide.

The lawyers named in this year’s Who’s Who Legal are:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C.

Delayne Sartison Q.C.

Sandra Guarascio

Gregory J. Heywood

James D. Kondopulos

Gavin Marshall

Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2021 Guide can be viewed here.

Additionally, Thomas A. Roper Q.C. was recognized by Who’s Who Legal in its Global Elite Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2021. Gregory J. Heywood and James D. Kondopulos were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2021.

Global Elite Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2021 can be viewed here. Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2021 can be viewed here.

 About Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal has identified the top legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law since 1996. Lawyers are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Gabrielle Berron-Styan

August 2021

Roper Greyell is pleased to congratulate Gabrielle Berron-Styan on joining the firm as an Associate lawyer, after previously articling with the firm.

Gabrielle practices in all areas of workplace law, including privacy law, human rights and investigations. Congratulations Gabrielle on your call to the bar!

Learn more about Gabrielle here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Katelin Dueck

June 2021

Roper Greyell is pleased to congratulate Katelin Dueck on joining the firm as an Associate lawyer, after previously summering and articling with the firm.

Katelin practices in all areas of workplace law, including employment, labour and workplace human rights and privacy law. Congratulations Katelin on your call to the bar!

Learn more about Katelin here.

Delayne Sartison, Q.C. Elected as Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

June 2021

We are pleased to announce that Delayne Sartison, Q.C. has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in the Class of 2021.

The College is a professional association headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, that honours the leading lawyers in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. Delayne was among only a handful of Canadian lawyers who were included in the Class of 2021.

Delayne joins Thomas A. Roper Q.C., who was previously elected as Fellow of the College, and says of her election, “I am honoured to be admitted to a College that includes people like Tom from whom I have learned so much. I also want to thank the team at Roper Greyell for being the best professional team one could imagine. Although it’s my name added to the rolls of the College, this is very much shared with all of RG.”

Congratulations, Delayne!

Gavin Marshall is Featured Speaker in Managing the Post-Vaccine Transition Workshop

May 2021

Roper Greyell’s Gavin Marshall will be a featured speaker in the upcoming workshop, Managing the Post-Vaccine Transition, presented by Resolute Industries.

This workshop will help attendees gain key insights into the impact the vaccine could have on the way they lead and manage people in their organization. It will cover the key legal, logistical, and psychological considerations every organization in BC must consider as they plan for a smooth return to in-person work. 

The workshop will be delivered in two parts:

Part 1: Monday, May 17th, 8am – 10am (PST)
Part 2: Wednesday, May 19th, 8am – 10am (PST)

For more information on the workshop and to register visit: https://www.resoluteindustries.org/workshop

Seven Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

May 2021

We are pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

The lawyers recognized as leading employment, labour, and workplace human rights law practitioners are:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C.
Delayne Sartison Q.C.
Sandra Guarascio
James D. Kondopulos
Gavin Marshall
Gabrielle Scorer

Congratulations to Drew Demerse for being recognized by Lexpert as a “Leading Lawyer to Watch”.

The Directory can be viewed here: https://lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/ 

About the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas.