Perry has extensive experience in business law advising developers, small businesses and financial institutions on acquisitions, business structure, financing, and employment issues. He also maintains an active litigation practice primarily in corporate litigation, professional regulation, and employment matters.
He has successfully appeared at all levels of court in Saskatchewan as well as before the Saskatchewan Police Commission, Labour Relations Board, and other boards and tribunals. Perry has chaired hearing panels and authored numerous decisions. He holds a Qualified Arbitrator Designation (Q.Arb.) with the ADR Institute of Canada and serves as an adjudicator under The Saskatchewan Employment Act.
Perry has led strategic initiatives and motivated positive change in many organizations across the public, private, cooperative and non-profit sectors. He is an experienced board member having served as both director and chair of numerous boards over the past 25 years.
For the past three years, he has been chair of the board for Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association Inc. ensuring appropriate liability insurance coverage and providing oversight of actuarial and investment activities. He served as President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan (2016) and the Canadian Bar Association’s Saskatchewan Branch (2010-11). As Bencher and President of the Law Society, Perry initiated key governance reforms.
Perry’s earlier public service, including his roles as Clerk of the Executive Council of Saskatchewan and Registrar of Regulations (1999-2001), contributes to his specialized skill set that has allowed him to assist and advise clients with specific issues related to legislation, regulations and policy development.
A senior partner at Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller LLP, a mid-size Regina, Saskatchewan law firm, Perry plays a key role in managing the firm’s business relationships and human resource needs.
He has assisted non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis, and recently worked with the RIIS (Regina Indian Industrial School) Commemorative Association Inc. to complete the transfer of cemetery lands to it from the federal government for preservation of the memory of Indigenous children who passed while attending the school.
The breadth of his life and work experience extend far beyond the law, and make Perry a trusted and much sought-after adviser.
Education & Professional Designations
Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb.), 2019
Queen’s Counsel, 2010
Environmental Law for Practitioners Course, 1992
Admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan, 1990
Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan, 1989
Bachelor of Education, University of Saskatchewan, 1986
Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan, 1984