Zach is a Corporate/Commercial lawyer in Fasken’s Global Mining, Indigenous Law and Global Energy and Climate practice groups.
Zach has represented clients on a range of commercial, transactional and regulatory matters, with emphasis on the energy and mining sectors. He acts on acquisitions and divestitures of resource assets, including mining projects, renewable projects, LNG projects and associated pipelines. He has particular expertise negotiating and drafting agreements involving Indigenous nations, including exploration, impact benefit, joint venture and other project-related agreements. He regularly advises on environmental approvals and consultation issues involving the development of projects and facilities in traditional territories.
Prior to joining Fasken, Zach worked in the treaty department for an Indigenous government and as a research consultant for a firm specializing in traditional use research. Zach is Métis, a descendant of the historic Métis community at Lac St. Anne and a director of the Métis Community Services Society of BC.