“I value knowing that I contribute to a client’s business and personal life through the advice my team and I impart, and the assistance we provide, based on the trust and respect we have earned.”
Miles is a Partner in the Business Group at Watson Goepel LLP. He works with a variety of local and international corporate clients in a diverse range of industries including natural resources, real estate, technology, regulated professionals, medical, food and beverage, and manufacturing. Miles has expertise in exempt and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financings, lending transactions, real estate development, corporate and partnership governance and working with trusts.
Born and raised in South Africa, Miles lived in Calgary, Alberta for a number of years and attended law school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has made Vancouver his home since 1986. Miles is an avid squash player and self-professed devotee of Elon Musk.
J.D., Queens University, 1985
BSc, University of Calgary, 1982
British Columbia , 1987
Advises on structuring and implementing corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and contractual relationships.
Develops creative strategies to deal with business, corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues.
Acts for non-institutional lenders and investors advising on loan transactions and preparing security documentation.
Acts for a variety of real estate developers from land assembly through project development and financing to the stratification, marketing and sale of properties.
Acts for numerous privately owned medical facilities in British Columbia.
Acts for a variety of clients in multiple industries on matters of debt and equity financings, leasing, acquisition and divestment of assets and businesses, contracts and franchises.
Advises on structuring and establishment of trusts.