Brock Roe is a corporate/commercial lawyer who advises First Nations on economic development matters, including governance, corporate structure, partnerships, joint ventures, and commercial and residential real estate matters both on and off reserve. Brock also advises non-Aboriginal clients with corporate/commercial matters and commercial real estate matters.
- Acted for multiple First Nation clients and their related economic development businesses with their off-reserve business partnerships, including limited partnerships and joint ventures in the oil and gas, forestry, mining, tourism, eHealth and fishing industries
- Acted for multiple First Nation clients and their related economic development businesses with their on-reserve residential and commercial real estate developments
- Acted for multiple First Nation clients with their on-reserve land matters under the Indian Act, First Nations Land Management Act and modern Treaty, including the negotiation and registration of various instruments and encumbrances affecting reserve lands such as utility/road permits, security agreements and transactions involving certificates of possession
- Acted for a First Nation client in the implementation of its modern Treaty (Final Agreement), which included one of the largest electronic registrations with the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia
- Acted for a government established entity/client with certain on-reserve housing matters
- Acted for a First Nation economic development client in an asset purchase transaction involving a hotel and related leasehold and chattel property
- Acted for multiple First Nation clients on various Impacts and Benefits Agreements in the mining, oil and gas, pipeline, oilsands and utility industries
- Acted for a First Nation client with the negotiation of its education agreement with the education ministry of a provincial government
- Acted for an aviation client in ongoing asset purchases including multiple rotary-wing aircraft, employee contracts, and leased airport facilities and related commercial financing for such transactions
Brock advises First Nation clients on a wide-range of economic development and related issues that are unique to First Nations across Canada. He has acted for multiple First Nations and their economic development businesses in a variety of industries including the oilsands, oil and gas, pipeline, utility, tourism and fishing industries. Brock also has extensive experience in helping First Nations deal with their land (and related residential and commercial real estate development) matters under the Indian Act, First Nations Land Management Act, and modern Treaty (Final Agreement).
Brock also assists non-First Nation clients with their corporate/commercial matters, including various commercial real estate, financing and share/asset transactions.
Brock was born and raised in Treaty No. 8 territory in Fort St. John, British Columbia, and is a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation located in north-central Alberta. He resides in Treaty No. 6 territory in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and enjoys the outdoors and amateur astronomy in his spare time.
- Member, Canadian Bar Association (2010-2015, 2018-present)
- Peer Visitor, Amputee Coalition of Canada (2008-present)
- Member (2006-present), Secretary (2012-2013), Treasurer (2013-2014), Vice-President (2014-2015), Indigenous Bar Association
- Jury Member, Indspire Awards Scholarship Adjudication Team (2014)
- Braided Journeys Career Expo, Edmonton Catholic Schools (2013)
- Dean Selection Committee, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta (2011)
- President (2008-2009), Vice-President (2007-2008), Member (2006-2007), Aboriginal Law Students Association, University of Alberta
- Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot (2008)
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Wills and Estates Think Tank, appeared on behalf of the Indigenous Bar Association regarding wills and estates matters for First Nations people living on reserve (2014)
- House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, appeared on behalf of the Indigenous Bar Association regarding the study of the subject matter of wills and estates for First Nations people living on reserve (2014)
- Conference Panel, First Nations and Corporate Structure and Governance, The Commons Institute (2013)
- Alberta, Canada & First Nation Water Rights, University of Alberta/Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, Water Symposium (2013)
- Presenter, Bill S-2 An Act Respecting Family Homes Situated on First Nation Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights in or to Structures and Lands on those Reserves, Assembly of Treaty Chiefs (2012)
- National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Scholarship (2007)
- Braithwaite Boyle Accident Injury Law Bursary (2007)
- Hetherington, TD, QC Memorial Bursary (2006, 2007)
- Métis Archival Project Scholarship (2006)