Peter B. Gorgopa*

Associate Counsel

Tel:604.408.2049

Assistant

* Practicing through Professional Law Corporation

Peter B. Gorgopa, a business lawyer at SHK Law
Biography
  • Biography
  • Insights
  • Professional Association
  • Community Involvement

Biography

With over 30 years of experience as a business lawyer in the realm of corporate and commercial law, Peter advises a wide range of clients on business matters, including:

structuring business enterprises, corporations, joint ventures, and partnerships; preparing buy-sell, shareholder, joint venture, partnership agreements; structuring business and asset acquisitions and dispositions; providing business succession and tax planning; preparing construction contracts, including financing and public-private partnerships; implementing corporate reorganizations; negotiating and preparing employment contracts; and providing advice on employer-employee relations.

Peter also maintains an active practice as a real estate lawyer for both business and personal transactions. His real estate expertise includes commercial leasing, commercial and residential lending, real estate development, and residential and commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions.

As an experienced estate lawyer Peter advises clients on the full spectrum of estate and tax planning strategies including wills, representation agreements, and alter-ego, spousal and family trusts.

Peter is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, where he has served as a Practice Advisor, and the Law Society of British Columbia, where he has served as an Ad Hoc Bencher on the Complainants Review Committee. An active member of his community, Peter donates his time to many projects, sports associations, schools and organizations throughout the Lower Mainland.

Insights

Peter frequently shares legal knowledge with clients and the legal community. See below.

Professional Associations

  • Ad Hoc Bencher, Complainants Review Committee, Law Society of British Columbia, 2002 to 2012
  • Member, Practice Advisory Panel, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), 2012 to 2014

Community Involvement

Director, Richmond Music School, 2006 to 2010

Director, Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association, The Swedish Canadian Manor Society, and the Gustav Wasa Housing Society, 2004 to 2013

School Facilities Coordinator, Richmond Girls Soccer Association 2003 to 2009

Chairman, School Planning Council, T. Homma Elementary School, 2003 to 2008

Coach, Richmond Girls Softball Association, 2000 to 2008

Chairman, Strata Corporation NW2761, 1989 to 1991

Member, Director and Officer, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, 1984 to 1989