Monthly Lawyer Profile – Andrew Brunton
If you weren’t a lawyer, what profession would you like to attempt?
I would definitely want to be a professional golfer. I consider myself a good golfer, but I am nowhere near being able to make a living at it.
If you weren’t a lawyer, what profession would you never do?
I couldn’t do anything that involved working on scaffolding. I am afraid of heights.
Why did you become a lawyer?
I became a lawyer because my family would have disowned me if I didn’t. My great grandfather was a lawyer and a judge, my grandfather was a lawyer, my father is a lawyer, and my uncle is a judge. That being said, I love what I do.
How do you help clients?
I help clients by bringing a practical approach to my files. I have an undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce degree and I believe that my background helps me understand my clients’ needs. I enjoy working with clients on the purchase and sale of businesses, business contracts, real estate purchases and sales, drafting wills, and on First Nations law matters.
Your favourite technology tool?
I love my iPad. It is not useful for my job in any way, but it is still my favourite technology tool.
What do you do with all your spare time?
I like to spend time with my wife and 20 month old son, play golf, ski, play hockey and travel.
What are people most surprised to learn about you?
I am a big fan of Jay-Z. My team won the Pushor Mitchell dance competition at our retreat two years ago with a great hip-hop dance.
Your biggest extravagance?
I spend way too much money on golfing, golf equipment, golf clothes and golf gadgets.
Your favourite food and drink?
I love all types of food, but I have a big sweet tooth. I can’t resist any dessert with chocolate, caramel and / or peanut butter. My favourite drink is beer.
Your favourite saying?
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”