For businesses looking for success from in the forest industry - which represents one of Canada’s greatest natural resources and one of its largest employers - it’s become increasingly difficult to separate the forest from the trees. Subject to intense government regulations, environmental concerns, Aboriginal restrictions and global competition, the pulp, paper and forestry sector walks a fine line between profit and loss.
Gardiner Roberts’ Forestry team’s in-depth understanding of forestry law and the individual rules and regulations that govern each Canadian province and territory, combine with our multi-disciplinary, one-team approach to deliver practical advice on a wide range of forestry issues. Drawing on colleagues in the corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, real estate, finance and tax law areas, the Forestry team delivers far-reaching expertise and comprehensive representation on virtually any issue your business might encounter.
With clients representing a cross-section of forestry-related industries - from timber land owners, pulp, paper and forest products companies, harvesters and growers, investors and underwriters - Gardiner Roberts’ Forestry team counsels and creates custom strategies to meet and exceed your business objectives, proactively navigating your business interests through a minefield of operational, transactional and regulatory issues.
The challenges extend beyond keeping your business economically viable and environmentally sustainable to advising on day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance, public and private debt equity financing, credit facility, cogeneration agreements and corporate reorganizations. Gardiner Roberts’ Forestry team’s expertise translates to experienced counsel that satisfies your pre-determined business objectives while remaining sensitive to your long-term growth.