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Peter H. Finley, Counsel

Peter H. Finley *

Counsel Fasken
It’s important as a corporate lawyer to have an understanding of what’s happening in the local business community, as it’s often an indicator of what your clients are dealing with.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1982
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Peter Finley is Counsel and Chair of the Corporate/Commercial group in Vancouver. Private and public companies seek out Peter for his extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and real estate matters including investment properties, acquisitions and dispositions, and real estate financing.

Clients appreciate Peter's practical and relevant advice that is tailored to specific business requirements. He is direct, supportive and efficient.

Peter also has significant exempt market financing experience and acts on a variety of transactions involving tax-driven structures.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • B Comm University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • Trustee, Vancouver SPCA Hospital Trust Fund

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Business, Real Property, Securities and Tax Law Sections, Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of British Columbia (1994-2001)



Buying and Selling a Business - Annotated Precedents Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

Speaking Engagements

Using Earn-Outs in Purchase and Sale Transactions
Managing Risk/Reward and Maintaining Control


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