Larry Stinson was born in Rossland, British Columbia in 1944 and grew up in Calgary, Alberta where he obtained his B.A. (with distinction) from the University of Alberta. He was the recipient of the gold medal in Arts for the 1965 graduating class. He subsequently attended the University of British Columbia where he obtained his law degree in 1968. Following graduation he articled with the corporate/securities firm of Armstrong, Brawner & Co., was admitted to the Bar in 1969 and continued to practice with that firm in Vancouver until 1975. Mr. Stinson then joined Davies, Baker & Company (as our firm was then known) in Chilliwack where he now practices.Mr. Stinson has focused his community involvement on his keen interest in the agricultural heritage of Chilliwack where he was a Director and Executive Committee Member of the Chilliwack and District Agricultural Society for many years. He has also acted as voluntary general counsel to Chilliwack Community Services and became a member of the Chilliwack Rotary Club in 1993, serving as it’s president in 2001-2002 and Governor of his Rotary District in 2008-2009. Mr. Stinson has also served on the Board of Governors of The University of the Fraser Valley for six years, the last two as a Board Chair. Mr. Stinson’s interests include his horses, he played polo for some ten years and just about anything to do with trains. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to his community and country.
Mr. Stinson has over 50 years of experience in the broad range of corporate and business law from assisting the small businessman in acquiring and establishing his business to acting as general counsel to larger corporate groups. He is particularly knowledgeable with respect to the various tax related reorganizations and estate planning transactions affecting the farming and business communities and works closely with tax accountants in giving effect to these plans. He is also uniquely experienced in the legal affairs of member-based organizations such as co-operatives, credit unions and societies.