Matt McPherson


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Matt McPherson is a Partner at OKT. His practice is focused on litigation and negotiation, and he represents First Nations across Canada. Matt advises First Nations on Aboriginal and treaty rights, regulatory and environmental processes, archaeological and cultural protection issues, and economic development. He has appeared before tribunals and courts across Canada, including at the Supreme Court of Canada. Matt frequently represents clients regarding the duty to consult and accommodate, negotiating agreements in a wide range of circumstances from impact and benefit agreements for resource development to cultural protection agreements with developers and governments. He has particular expertise in the application and implementation of UNDRIP and the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

Matt received his LL.B from the University of Victoria, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He joined OKT after clerking at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Matt worked for a large advertising and strategic communications company.

Matt is a members of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of Manitoba.