Jordan Forsyth is part of Baker Newby’s team of solicitors, and works with a wide range of business clients, non-profit organizations and individuals on all kinds of transactions, agreements and negotiations. Jordan also enjoys working closely with accountants and other professional advisors in a collaborative manner to put into place effective tax planning and other business restructurings to ensure that clients have the appropriate legal foundation in place to be successful.
Jordan was born in Calgary, and after living there just long enough to become a life-long Calgary Flames fan, moved with his family to Langley where he grew up before starting his undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of the Fraser Valley, minoring in History. He then obtained his Juris Doctor at the University of British Columbia, where he was the recipient of the John E. Sullivan Memorial Prize in Constitutional Law.
While in law school at UBC, Jordan volunteered with Prisoners’ Legal Services and the legal clinic at First United Church in East Vancouver, as well as participating in an internship with the Provincial Court system and a “circuit court” trip around northern BC assisting a team comprised of a judge, court staff and parole officers. Through these experiences, he started to see how seemingly abstract writing and analytical skills developed in undergrad and law school could help people resolve very real problems. Incorporating these experiences into his solicitor’s practice, Jordan feels that maintaining a practical and empathetic approach to understanding the perspectives of all parties can lead to efficient and practical solutions to complex situations.
Outside of the office, Jordan enjoys cycling, golf and hiking, as well as watching movies and attending film festivals and concerts when possible. He also enjoys reading a wide range of novels, shorts stories and poetry to try to balance out all the 50-page contracts!