Martin N. Gifford BA, MA, LLB, Q.C.

Martin practiced business law in private practice for 43 years. He was initially with Ferguson Gifford prior to joining the National Firm of Miller Thomson LLP. His practice included Canadian and foreign companies in a wide range of business areas including construction, consulting, courier, distribution, hydroelectric, sport, tourism, First Nations companies and agriculture. He focused primarily on private companies many of which were family owned. His areas of practice included contracts, mergers, acquisitions, financings, negotiations, strategic planning and resolution of disputes. His extensive community involvements have included being the director and chair of the Honorary Governors of the Vancouver Foundation, a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, a governor of the Canadian Olympic Foundation, director of the Calgary Olympic Development Association, chair of the Ambassadors Program for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, director and president of the Vancouver Bar Association, chair of the New Westminster Electrical and Utility Commission and a director of St. Georges and Crofton House Schools. He has held a number of corporate directorships and presently sits on the board of Richberry Farms Ltd.


Martin acted for the Richberry Group in private practice and on his retirement from Miller Thomson LLP, he was pleased to accept the position of in-house general counsel to the Richberry Group. In this role, he oversees all legal matters and works with and directs our outside legal counsel. He advises on contracts, acquisitions, employment matters, corporate governance, litigation, succession and other business law matters. In addition, he works with the management team on short term and long term strategic planning and also sits on the philanthropy committee, which oversees our philanthropy plan and community donations.