Vern is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (FCBV) in 1990, a Fellow of the American Society of Appraisers (FASA) in 2009, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) in 2012, and a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (FCA) in 2013.
For over 30 years, Vern has been involved in negotiations and advising owners and management of companies in industries such as mining, forestry, distribution, and regulatory businesses. He has given expert witness testimony in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada and the Competition Bureau, and at arbitration and mediation hearings. He has also acted as an arbitrator, both as sole arbitrator and chair of an arbitration panel, and as a mediator.
Vern has been involved with the Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (director for 10 years and president in 1989–90) and American Society of Appraisers (Business Valuation, Governor for Canada, and International Ethics Committee, including as chair), and he was formerly a member of the International Valuations Standards Committee.
Vern has made presentations to the Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia, the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, the American Society of Appraisers, and the International Valuation Standards Committee.
To contact Vern, please call 604-697-5276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.