Rachel Hutton is a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP, working directly with both the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group and Project Development Group. Her practice includes a wide range of subsets with significant experience in corporate transactions and development. Hutton frequently advises clients on commercial, impact benefit, and benefit sharing agreements with First Nations on capital projects. Development projects are also a core aspect of Hutton’s practice. She has played a crucial advisory role in numerous development projects across British Columbia and Western Canada pertaining to renewable energy, mining, and forestry. She also regularly lends her expertise on joint venture, M&A, and other corporate transactions.
Hutton received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University before graduating from the law school at UBC in 1993. In 1995, she was called to the bar in British Columbia. She is also a member of the Urban Development Institute.
Hutton actively contributes to Stikeman Elliott’s “Knowledge Hub,” publishing numerous articles on a variety of topics pertaining to both commercial transactions and project development. Her contributions include an analysis of the 2018 BC Budget as well as collaboration on an article pertaining to Indigenous ownership in energy projects. Hutton is also a named author in the Practical Law Corporate Real Estate Global Guide, published by Thomas Reuters in 2018.
Apart from her extensive publications, Hutton also takes part in numerous speaking engagements. In 2014 she presented at the Annual Aboriginal Oil and Gas Forum followed by a presentation at the Western Aboriginal Consultation and Negotiation Conference in 2015. She also regularly leads Project Development seminars at Stikeman Elliott LLP.