Boughton Law Corporation
Managing Partner: Luca Citton, president
Directors: James Coady & Richard Uhrle
At Boughton Law, they do things differently. Their full-service law firm specializes in creative, outside-of-the-box solutions for a wide range of legal challenges. Servicing a broad range of practice areas—including Corporate and Commercial law, Commercial litigation, Indigenous law, Securities law, and more—they gain a deep understanding of their client’s needs and objectives to better deliver expert legal advice.
Their lawyers and staff provide responsive and innovative legal solutions for a variety of Indigenous communities, private businesses, and government agencies, with many of their team regularly acknowledged in peer review publications such as Best Lawyers in Canada, and LEXPERT.
Rooted in Vancouver for more than 70 years, their team of lawyers and professionals offers the robust resources and full-service expertise of larger firms, while maintaining the personal service of a smaller practice. The firm’s affiliation with Meritas®—a global alliance of independent, full-service law firms—also offers clients international reach, depending on their needs.
The Corporate Commercial Group at Boughton Law offers legal advice to public and private companies, specializing in regulatory and non-regulatory matters across Canada and the U.S. They handle cross-border transactions, financings, mergers, acquisitions, and reverse mergers, working with companies listed on major stock exchanges like the Toronto Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and the New York Stock Exchange. Their services include the preparation and filing of various financial and legal documents, corporate finance, and strategic advice on corporate financing structures. Boughton Law also actively works on securities law reforms and offers a Securities Risk Management and Compliance Practice Group for regulatory guidance.
For over 70 years, they have supported some of the largest commercial real estate, development, and management firms in British Columbia, and beyond. Clients in the real estate and development space require a broad spectrum of legal services throughout their ventures or projects. These engagements often take years, necessitating a great deal of patience, foresight, and experience for successful completion. Organizations choose Boughton Law for its depth of knowledge, covering everything from personal land transactions to large urban development.
In British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, one of the most competitive commercial leasing markets in North America, Boughton Law’s commercial leasing group has been a key player for more than three decades. International corporations, local start-ups, and retailers compete for commercial space, aiming to mitigate risk and maximize flexibility. Boughton Law specializes in custom-developed leasing agreements, with a profound understanding of both the local market and the broader Canadian leasing landscape. Having negotiated millions of square feet of leasing agreements from both landlord and tenant perspectives, Boughton Law's team excels in clarifying obligations for the betterment of landlord/tenant relationships.
Key services offered by Boughton Law include:
- Drafting and negotiating leases for industrial, commercial, retail, and mixed-use spaces.
- Interpretation and enforcement of rights and remedies.
- Property management matters.
- Receivership and realization.
- Rent reviews.
Boughton Law's Indigenous Practice Group is dedicated to supporting Indigenous communities and businesses across the Western provinces, Yukon, and Northwest Territories. They offer assistance in business establishment, strategic alliances, and key resource projects, fueled by a commitment to their clients' success.
The group, led by senior lawyers with strong connections to Indigenous communities, brings over three decades of expertise in areas such as treaty negotiations, impact and benefit agreements, protecting Indigenous knowledge and intellectual property, governance, trust establishment, on-reserve commercial ventures, joint ventures, reserve-based regimes, and large resource sector projects.
The team works collaboratively with Indigenous entities, recognizing their unique obligations and opportunities. Their primary goal is to foster meaningful relationships and contribute to healing processes. Driven by the potential of their Indigenous clients' businesses, they are committed to helping achieve their economic goals.
The General Litigation Group specializes in quickly understanding and addressing legal issues, focusing on avoiding lengthy proceedings and reducing costs through creative solutions. They are experienced in complex, multi-party litigation and have worked across all levels of provincial and federal courts, including appearances before most regulatory tribunals, British Columbia’s courts, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as various administrative boards and tribunals. Their clients range from public and private corporations in numerous industries to major Canadian and foreign financial institutions.
The team offers expertise in securities risk management and compliance, covering interviews, investigations, and disciplinary hearings. They handle prosecuting, defending, mediating, and arbitrating civil complaints involving investors and investment dealers. Their experience includes working with regulators like the BC Securities Commission, TSX Venture Exchange, IIROC, and the MFDA.
Insolvency and Restructuring:
Boughton Law provides legal guidance to help businesses overcome financial challenges and regain solvency. They specialize in applying the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) to protect clients from aggressive creditors. Their services include financial restructuring and reorganization.
Known for managing complex stakeholder priorities and tight deadlines, Boughton Law prioritizes client needs, offering fast, accurate advice. They have expertise in banking, securities, tax, corporate, pension, employment, intellectual property, and regulatory affairs. They are trusted by Canada's major financial institutions, private lenders, receivers, and bankruptcy trustees for resolving insolvency issues, court representations, and handling foreclosures, receiverships, and realizations.
Employment & Labor:
Boughton Law offers comprehensive support for workforce management, from hiring to restructuring. Their services include advice on employment contracts, policies, and disciplinary procedures. They also provide legal counsel for employers facing court or tribunal proceedings related to human rights or discrimination issues. Additionally, Boughton Law represents employees in cases of wrongful dismissal and human rights violations, offering effective dispute resolution and ensuring their rights are respected.
Wills, Trusts & Estates:
Estate planning and well-drafted wills provide peace of mind for individuals and their beneficiaries. An organized approach ensures care for loved ones later on. Boughton Law excels in estate planning and wealth transfer. They advise on structures like trusts, wills, and insurance arrangements. Business owners particularly benefit from their asset planning strategies. They often support trustees and executors with will probate and trust administration. Their aim is to manage estates as intended and safeguard loved ones. They collaborate with in-house teams like the Tax Practice Group for tax-saving strategies and can facilitate charitable donations within estate plans.
Suite 700 – 595 Burrard Street
P.O. Box 49290
Vancouver, BC Canada V7X 1S8
T. 604 687 6789
F. 604 683 5317
Provided by Boughton Law Corporation