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Thomas E. Rafael received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and LL.B. from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Rafael taught high school, designed and built experimental houses and worked in theatre before turning to the practice of law. For the last 25 years, he has worked with such notable and diverse clients as Nike and Greenpeace and his legal work has included native land claims as well as arguing cases before all levels of Courts including the Supreme Court of Canada.
More recently, Mr. Rafael has been involved in the development of socially responsible housing and other forms of innovative and sustainable land development.