Rob Adkin graduated from UBC with a Commerce degree in 1979 and a Law degree in 1980. He completed his articles in Vancouver and was called to the Bar in 1981. He joined Mair Jensen Blair as an associate in 1981 and became a partner the following year.
Commercial and residential real estate matters, corporate and commercial law, land development, wills and estates and native business law are Rob’s areas of legal expertise. He has acted for a large number of business clients of varying sizes since 1981. In 2002 he wrote a paper for Continuing Legal Education titled “Setting up a Business on a Reserve” which is available online at www.cle.bc.ca.
Rob has acted for All Nations Trust Company since 1985. He was actively involved in the initial negotiations with the federal government which helped establish All Nations Trust Company as one of the first native trust companies in Western Canada. Rob continues to act as their corporate solicitor.
Rob has acted for a number of developers in the Kamloops region. He has completed numerous large subdivisions and is very familiar with the subdivision process, the Strata Property Act and the disclosure requirements of the Real Estate Development Marketing Act.
Rob has been very active in the community. He is a former president of the United Way Board of Kamloops, the Kamloops Airshow Society, Kamloops Minor Hockey and served as the Chairman of the Fundraising Campaign of the UCC Foundation for three years. Rob was also appointed to the board of the Freshwater Fisheries Society of British Columbia which took over the operation of the Provincial Government’s freshwater hatcheries in 2003. He was recently appointed to the TRU Wolfpack Hockey Board.