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Lawson Lundell LLP

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 2British ColumbiaCanada 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Dominant regional player with impressive expertise in transactional real estate. Advises clients from the industrial, residential and energy sectors on commercial leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and financing matters, as well as joint ventures. Equally well versed in strata property matters and offers extensive experience in relation to mixed-use portfolios and infrastructure projects. Increasingly recognised for its China Initiative, focusing on supporting Chinese clients in their BC transactions. Draws on its growing office in Calgary to advise real estate clients across Western Canada.

Strengths

A client enthused: "I think the team's performance as a whole is great. They respond in a timely manner, provide professional knowledge and advice, and communicate with us well."

Another source described the team as "highly responsive and very focused on understanding our business and working with us as a partner to achieve our goals."

Notable practitioners

Edward Wilson has a strong track record in BC real estate development, with noted expertise in strata wind-ups. In addition to advising on industrial, commercial and condo developments, he also has experience handling air space parcels. His experience also includes advising on subdivisions.

Peter Tolensky offers clients deep knowledge of corporate transactions and structures, in addition to his experience handling lease negotiations for landlords and tenants in industrial and commercial properties. "He has been tremendous for us," enthused one source, adding: "He's very strategic in his thinking." He is the chair of the firm's real estate group.

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Overview

Lawson Lundell’s Real Estate Group acts for developers, institutional and private investors, pension funds, pipeline, mining, energy and utility companies, contractors, and government agencies who undertake and manage a broad range of real estate projects and portfolios, including commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and mixed use. We provide advice on British Columbia legislation such as the Land Title ActStrata Property Act, Real Estate Development Marketing ActReal Estate Services Act, Property Transfer Tax Act, Mining Right of Way Act, Oil and Gas Activities Act and the Agricultural Land Commission Act, among others.

We have the expertise, resources and reputation to provide our clients with responsive, pragmatic and cost-efficient advice. In addition to serving our clients, our lawyers are frequently called upon to participate in educational presentations for the legal profession and the development industry, and are also active and contributing members of industry associations such as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Development Institute.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Acquisitions & Divestments​
  • Leasing 
  • Infrastructure
  • Development
  • Ownership Structuring
  • Financing
  • Expropriation
  • Municipal Law
  • Litigation
  • Property Tax, Property Transfer Tax, Foreign Buyers' Tax and Vacancy Tax
  • Environmental/Contaminated Sites
  • Indigenous Law
  • Strata Property Wind-Ups

Members

Anderson, Scott

Carroll, Maxwell

Craig, Brendan

Fraser, James

Frey, Lisa

Gibbons, Bryan

Guild-Young, Aubrey

Itterman, Devin

Law, Timothy

Mildenhall, Andrew

Morgan, Michael

Mowat-Rose, Daniel

Nyland, Jennifer

Partridge, Shaun

Paton, Jason

Scott, James

Steers, Devlin

Tolensky, Peter

Travis, Chad

Vis, Jisoo

Wilson, Edward L.

Winters, Julia

Wong, Stephanie

Yong, Jack

朱, 雨萌

欧, 晓欣

温, 嘉恒

罗, 浩泓

Real Estate 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

Real Estate


Edward L. Wilson
Band 2
Peter Tolensky
Band 2