As partner at Woodward and Company, Drew has consistently driven the firm to excel in planning and executing business development strategies. His primary areas of practice are resource law, business associations, tax, trusts, contracts, and strategic implementation of Aboriginal rights and title strategies.
Drew began working with the firm in January of 2004 as a co-op student and became partner at Woodward and Company by 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from the University of Victoria and a Master of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia.
Drew’s current practice focuses on strategic negotiations between First Nations, other governments, and resource companies. Across the entire spectrum of his work, he’s determined to see Canada, provincial and territorial governments honour the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, re-establishing First Nations’ control over decisions that impact their traditional lands.
Outside of his practice in the firm, Drew has acted as a Director of the Victoria Cool Aid Society, and is a Past Chair of the CBA Vancouver Island Aboriginal Law Section.