Mr. John W. Norton

Mr. John W. Norton

Lawyer

Law office of Norton Stewart & Company

Vancouver BC CA

ADR Certified Designation : C. Arb and C. Med

VanIAC Panel(s) : Domain Name Disputes (CIRA), Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration

Practice Areas : Accounting Law, Aviation Law, Banking Law, Bio-Tech Industry, Combines, Commercial Law, Commercial Law - Development, Company Law, Competition Law, Construction Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law - Organizational Change, Entertainment Law, Estate Law - Trusts, Estate Law - Wills, Financial Services, Fine Art Law, Hospitality Industry, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Mediation, Mining Industry, Multi-Party Negligence Law Claims, Partnership Disputes, Performing Arts Industry, Printing Industry, Product Liability Law, Professional Negligence Law, Publishing Industry, Real Estate Law, Residential Property Law, Sale of Goods Law, Small Business, Sport Law, Team Facilitation, Technology Industry, Technology Law, Trademark Law, Transportation, Vessel Construction Claims, Workplace Law

Professional Experience

Mr. Norton has practiced business law for over 30 years and during the last 10 years has also acted as counsel and chair in various arbitrations relating to major business issues and real estate matters.

He is known for his practical and strategic approach to legal and business problems. Mr. Norton practices law in the area of mergers & acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance and commercial law.

Mr. Norton has extensive experience in real estate development law and venture capital law.

He also acted Counsel on behalf of the Vancouver International Airport Authority, Department of Justice, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and United Van Lines. He was finance Chairman for Doug Mowatt, and he is Chairman of Universal Packaging Inc.

Professional and Other Activities

Mr. Norton is a member of a number of Canadian and International Associations, and is an International Associate of the American Bar Association;

  • The Law Society of British Columbia
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre

Mr. Norton has been a director of numerous companies and advisory boards, including B.C. Housing Management Commission, Downtown Vancouver Association, Yaletown Housing Society, Vancouver Neurological Centre, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, St. George’s School Foundation, Shawnigan Lake School Board of Governors, Thunderbird Golf Society, Pacific Parkinson Research Institute, Air Canada Championship, Order of St. John Palliative Care Foundation, as well as many closely held corporations.

Academic Qualifications

B. Comm., University of British Columbia, 1968
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1969
Chartered Arbitrator, 1990