Vernon & Thompson Law Group - David Riddell
Vernon & Thompson Law Group is an Association of lawyers whose roots in our community date back to the 1930s, and who continue to carry on our tradition of providing quality legal services to our clients in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows and other parts of British Columbia. Each lawyer in our group brings their expertise to their preferred area of practice, namely: Alan Thompson – Real Estate and Property Development Laurence Anderson – Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estates Brian Marshall – Personal Injury & Estate Litigation David Riddell – Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate and Property Development ABOUT DAVID RIDDELL David Riddell has extensive experience with general business law in corporate/commercial transactions and has acted in the past in corporate reorganizations and amalgamations for tax and business purposes, sales of multi-million dollar businesses, contract negotiations, setting up of family trusts, companies, societies, partnerships and joint ventures. David helps his clients with business and asset purchases and/or sales, corporate finance and securing corporate debt, contract negotiations including employment law contracts and supervises general company maintenance. David’s clients cover a wide range of sizes and levels of sophistication from land developers, through contractors of all sizes, many professional incorporations, farmers, small businesses and non-profits throughout the Fraser Valley. Since moving his law practice to Maple Ridge, David has been active in a number of community organizations in various capacities including secretary for the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club from 2010, the Board of Directors for the Friends in Need Food Bank Society 2008 to 2013 and the advancement committee at Meadowridge School 2011 to 2013. David also has strong connections with a number of local sporting associations, including managing several teams within Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey and Minor Ball Hockey Associations, running a successful spring hockey development team as well as being a parent volunteer for the Haney Neptunes Swim Club, East Maple Ridge Pony Club, and West Coast Auto Group Football Club. In recent years David has received a number of awards including Rotary President’s Citation Award 2011/12; Rotarian of the Year 2012/13; Paul Harris Fellow and RMMHA Manager of the Year 2011. In 2014 David was acknowledged as a ‘Favourite Lawyer’ in the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows A-List ABOUT VERNON & THOMPSON LAW GROUP We are the registered and records offices of over 625 companies and societies, many of whose names will be instantly recognizable as leading businesses and not-for-profit charities in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows as well as other communities. Vernon & Thompson Law Group is large enough and experienced enough to handle your legal affairs in our various areas of practice, but at Vernon & Thompson you will never feel like a small fish in a big pond. All our lawyers have many years of experience in their chosen profession. Our support staff are also very experienced in their respective fields and contribute greatly to our success. The roots of our Association began in 1901 when Charles Foster Campbell, who began the practice of law in Manitoba in 1898, moved to British Columbia and began the practice of law in Vancouver. He came to “Haney” in the late 1930’s and set up practice here. David Vernon joined in 1962 followed by Alan Thompson and the firm became Vernon & Thompson in 1969. Laurence Anderson joined the firm in 1970 and Brian Marshall in 1974. In 2001 (exactly 100 years after Charles Campbell left the plains of Manitoba) David Riddell, who began the practice of law in Manchester, England in 1993, moved to British Columbia to practice law in Vancouver, and then came to “Haney” to join our Law Group in 2008. We now have a group of lawyers and dedicated staff numbering 14 in total, carrying out our proud tradition of providing quality legal services to our clients in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and other parts of British Columbia.