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Lawson Lundell LLP

Lawson Lundell LLP  

Legal Services | British Columbia, Canada

www.lawsonlundell.com
tel: +1 604 685 3456 | fax: +1 604 669 1620
Suite 1600 Cathedral Place | Vancouver | British Columbia | V6C 3L2 | Canada


Main Contacts

Offices

Vancouver, British Columbia | Calgary, Alberta | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Lawson Lundell LLP's Overview

Lawson Lundell LLP is a leading Canadian law firm, based in Western Canada, with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. We have a substantial footprint in the historic resource and other business sectors in Canada, coupled with a reach well beyond these areas. Many of our clients have head offices outside Canada and range from national and international corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups.

We do top level transactional and project development work and our breadth of speciality areas enables us to provide a full range of services to domestic and international businesses. Our lawyers are recognized as leaders in their areas of practice which includes corporate-commercial law with recognized specialities in mining, energy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, pension, real estate and tax. We are equally strong in regulatory matters and commercial litigation, with recognized specialties in aboriginal, environmental, energy, labour and employment, and insolvency.

The philosophy that guides the provision of our legal services has been developed through decades of working with our clients and learning about their priorities, needs and preferences. We are dedicated to continually improving our service as our knowledge of clients and their needs grows and changes. We are committed to providing exceptional service in a timely manner.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1886
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 3
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 110

Languages: English, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Aboriginal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Banking and Debt Financing
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Immigration
  • Business Litigation
  • Capital Markets
  • Class Action Law
  • Climate Change
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate and Development
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Defamation and Media
  • Electric Utilities
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Financial Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Investment
  • Forestry
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet and Cyberspace
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Labor Relations
  • Litigation
  • Media
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Municipal Law
  • Native Peoples
  • Natural Resources
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pension & Benefit Plans
  • Privacy & Freedom of Information
  • Product Liability
  • Project Financing
  • Project Law
  • Project Permitting
  • Property Tax
  • Public Law
  • Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure
  • Public Relations
  • Public Utility and Regulatory
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Research and Opinions
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Trademarks
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
Professionals

Partners

Associates

Counsel

Paul Bradley

Paul BradleySenior Counsel

Gordon Craig

Gordon M. CraigSenior Counsel


Associate Counsel

Deborah Anderson

Deborah D. AndersonAssociate Counsel

Meg Gaily

Meg GailyAssociate Counsel

Brenda Lightbody

Brenda M LightbodyAssociate Counsel


Luke Pathyil

Luke PathyilExecutive Director

Britt Redenbach

Britt RedenbachAssociate Counsel


Heather Frost

Heather A. FrostDirector, Professional Development

Euan Sinclair

Euan F. SinclairDirector, Knowledge Management

Articles

British Columbia Law Institute Publishes Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas
Lawson Lundell LLP, September 2016

The British Columbia Law Institute published on September 1, 2016 its Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas seeking public comments on proposed reforms to the Strata Property Act and its regulations concerning sections, types, and phases. The BCLI carries out scholarly research, writing and analysis for law reform, collaborating with government and other entities, and providing materials and support for outreach and public information. Sections and types allow a strata corporation to manage cost sharing between owners, while phases permit the development of a strata property in segments over tended time...

Digging Deeper into the New Foreign Entity Tax
Lawson Lundell LLP, July 2016

In our blog post from July 25, 2016 we highlighted the provincial government’s introduction (effective August 2, 2016) of the new 15% property transfer tax (the “Foreign Entity Tax“) on foreign buyers of residential property in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (“Metro Vancouver“). The Foreign Entity Tax has been introduced by way of an amendment to the Property Transfer Tax Act (British Columbia) (the “Act“)...

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Press

Lawson Lundell LLP welcomes Michael Wolpert to our Pension and Employee Benefits Team in our Calgary office
Lawson Lundell LLP, May 2013

We are pleased to welcome Michael Wolpert to our Calgary office. Michael’s expertise lies in the areas of Pension, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. He provides clients with insight and practical counsel about legal and regulatory issues, both provincial and federal, surrounding retirement plans, employment benefits, executive compensation and other related human resource issues. Michael’s addition to our team strengthens our ability to service our clients and to assist them in all aspects of pension and employee benefits law. Micahel can be reached at 403.218.7513 or mwolpert@lawsonlundell.com. For more information on Michael visit: http://www.lawsonlundell...

National Post Ranks Lawson Lundell as Top 10 Canadian Law Firm
Lawson Lundell LLP, March 2013

Lawson Lundell has been named by Chambers Global, an independent third party legal services guide, in eight practice categories: Aboriginal; Dispute Resolution in British Columbia; Employment and Labour; Energy; Environmental; Mining; Pensions and Benefits; and Real Estate. Being named to any one practice category is an honour, being named to eight is a real accomplishment. The National Post measured the Chambers Global rankings against the aggregate number of lawyers in firms to determine relative bench strength. On that basis, Lawson Lundell, despite being significantly smaller than other firms on the rankings list, is listed in the top 10 of all Canadian firms...

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Blogs

Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

The Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog focuses on updating proponents on new and interesting issues emerging in the law and policy that applies to the development of major projects in Canada. The focus of the blog is on matters relating to environmental assessment and compliance, regulatory matters...

Real Estate Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

Our Real Estate Law Blog provides brief commentary on current legal trends and developments affecting your business. The topics addressed in Lawson Lundell’s Real Estate Law Blog are of interest to commercial real estate developers, real estate and strata agents, investors, landlords and tenants,...

Western Canada Business Litigation
Lawson Lundell LLP 

This blog is authored by members of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. We intend to follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. The wide range of experience among the members of our litigation group will provide a diverse and insightful...

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