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Lawson Lundell LLP

Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

Widely regarded as a significant competitor on major transactions in BC. Represents a host of major players from provincial public sector organisations to private equity funds and international corporations. The firm advises on acquisition and disposition transactions, as well as fund formation, debt financing and a variety of other commercial law matters. Highly regarded for its resources-side practice, including mining and forestry, with additional experience acting for clients in other industries including manufacturing and technology.  In addition to its Vancouver hub, the firm has a growing office in Kelowna, which services a broad range of industries, with a principal focus on technology.

Strengths

One market source commented: "Our experience was excellent overall," describing the team as "knowledgeable, creative and quick to respond."

"I believe I have been extremely well represented by them," another impressed commentator stated, adding: "Their ability to field highly regarded experts in various areas of the law is invaluable."

Work highlights

Advised Courthouse Technologies on its sale to Tyler Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Sources praise David Allard for his "broad knowledge, responsiveness, client focus and practical approach."He is a seasoned practitioner in the transactional space, routinely assisting clients with M&A and corporate governance matters.

Esteemed practitioner John Smith has longstanding experience advising on corporate and M&A transactions. One source reported: "He is very creative and works hard to find solutions. He is excellent to work with."

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Overview

Day-to-day business operations depend on effective contracts, adequate systems for management of legal risk and compliance with multiple regulatory requirements. Lawson Lundell’s Commercial Law Group identifies the potential risks clients face and helps them address them appropriately. We look at the big picture and give advice that is focused to the client’s particular situation and on solving their problems. 

We work closely with large and small businesses (public and owner-operated) and branch plants of domestic and global companies. We have strong regional knowledge of Western and Northern Canada and know our local markets and industry stakeholders.

We advise businesses across a range of regional, national and international economic sectors, including communications, construction, distribution, energy, finance, franchising, manufacturing, media and entertainment, natural resources, professional services, retailing, technology, and transportation.

Our commercial law services include:

  • Entity formation, including shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Customer, supplier, distributor and franchise arrangements
  • Financing arrangements
  • Transportation arrangements
  • Management arrangements
  • Dispute resolution
  • Procurement

Members

Abdel-Barr, Khaled

Adair, Sean

Allard, David

Allard, David

Arthur, Crispin

Austman, Angela

Baldwin, Chris

Breen, Stuart

Broadfoot, Danielle

Catania, Steven

Chen, Irene

Clark, Kayli

Craig, Brendan

Dhaliwal, Mandeep

Falk, Carson

Gagner, Jamie

Gangji, Amaan

Glass, Leonard

Grant, Zander

Guild-Young, Aubrey

Harder, Lisa

Hollingsworth, Greg

Itterman, Devin

Johnston, W. Chipman

Kemp, Andrew

Krahn, Reinhold

Laskin, Irv

Li, Michael

Low, Michael

Macaulay, Michael

MacMillan, Karen

Madsen, Randy

Mann, Noor

Mann, Valerie

McKeen, Kellan

Mowat-Rose, Daniel

Muirhead, Gillian

Negenman, Paul

Ortved, Chat

Partridge, Meaghan

Partridge, Shaun

Paton, Jason

Robertson, Andrew

Rudakov, Max

Russell, Marnie

Scobie, Jeffrey

Scott, James

Shergill, Jagdeep

Shipley, Lana

Simpson, Carolyn

Smith, John

Smith, John

Steers, Devlin

Syer, Tim

Tamura-O'Connor, Bernadita

Vis, Jisoo

Walker, Max

Winters, Julia

Wong, Rachelle

Woolley, Suzanne

Yan, Christopher

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Corporate/Commercial Department

Lawson Lundell LLP

firm
Department location

Suite 1600 Cathedral Place

925 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6C 3L2

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British Columbia

Corporate/Commercial


David Allard
Band 1
John Smith
Senior Statespeople