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Garry Mancell R.P.F.


A professional forester with several years of operational experience in the forest industry in British Columbia, Garry's practice is focused on the regulatory and commercial aspects of forestry. His clients include timber tenure owners, log brokers, timber developers, First Nations, communities, trade associations, contractors and consultants. He has experience in timber and business acquisitions, First Nations, joint ventures, fibre supply agreements, regulatory compliance and service agreements related to forestry and logging.

As a forester, Garry worked in timber harvesting and forest administration in both private industry and the public sector in British Columbia. Prior to joining the firm in 1988, Garry practised as in-house counsel to a large integrated British Columbia forest products company.

Originally from Vancouver, Garry has practised law in British Columbia since 1982. He is closely involved in the forest industry and has maintained an active professional role in that area since 1974.

Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 1982
  • English
  • LL.B., University of Victoria, 1981
  • B.S.F., (Gold Medalist), University of British Columbia, 1974


  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Natural Resources Law)2006-2024; (Energy Law), 2015-2024
  • Chambers Canada (Agribusiness: Forestry), 2018-2022; Senior Statesperson 2023-2024 
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Forestry Law), 2012-2024
  • Listed as Acritas Star™ Lawyer 2020
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named in Lexpert® Top 100 Industry Specialists Guide, 2006

Community Involvement

  • Member, Coquitlam Search and Rescue since 2000. Participated in a large number of searches in southwestern British Columbia
  • Counsel for Junior Forest Wardens of British Columbia
  • Counsel for Evans Lake Forest Education Society

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Registered member of Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (1976)
  • Adjunct professor, Forestry Law, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law
  • Editor, British Columbia Forestry Law, Canada Law Book
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Forestry and Environmental Law Subsections)
  • Member, Canadian Institute of Forestry