Lawson Lundell's Real Estate Law Blog


Lawson Lundell was one of the first law firms in western Canada to establish a distinct real estate group as a result of the requirements of our natural resource clients. We work with contractors, developers, institutional and private investors, and government agencies who undertake a broad range of real estate projects, including commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and mixed use. We have advised on the acquisition, disposition, financing, rezoning, subdivision (including air space subdivisions and strata titling), development, redevelopment of real property as well as multi-family and industrial strata titled project sales matters. Our team has also negotiated a large number of retail, office and industrial leases for landlords and tenants.


Edward Wilson 

Keith Bergner
Ed practices in the real estate and municipal law fields with a specialty in real estate development.

Ed has assisted clients in such projects as: redevelopment of industrial sites to permit multi-family residential uses; heritage designation and density bonusing arrangements; rezoning and redevelopment of shopping centres; development of office and industrial parks; development of numerous condominium projects; development and marketing of strata title hotels; restructuring of strata corporation bylaws; purchase of abandoned mining towns; development of mine sites; subdivision of pulp mills and saw mills; assisting municipalities on the redevelopment of downtown urban centres; and commercial lease negotiations for a wide variety of tenants and landlords.


Peter Tolensky

Keith Bergner
Peter chairs Lawson Lundell’s Real Estate Group.  His clients include pension funds, utility, mining and pipeline companies and private entities to whom he provides advice on a variety of real estate and corporate structuring matters for all types of projects.  He also negotiates a significant volume of retail, office and industrial leases for landlords and tenants.




Scott Anderson

Keith Bergner
As an associate in the Real Estate Group, Scott assists clients with all aspects of real estate development, commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing and municipal planning.





Maxwell Carroll

Keith Bergner
Maxwell works in the Real Estate Group at Lawson Lundell and assists clients with general corporate commercial matters and all aspects of real estate development, commercial leasing and municipal planning.  Before turning to the law, he studied engineering and obtained his electrical engineering degree from the University of Alberta.




Kenneth Flowers

Keith Bergner
Ken practices corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on financing transactions, insolvency and restructuring, and mergers and acquisition. He acts for lenders and borrowers, vendors and purchasers, lessors and lessees, debtors and creditors in a wide range of industries. Ken has significant experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, secured and unsecured financing and banking transactions, capital and off balance sheet lease transactions and project financing matters in addition to his extensive experience with bankruptcy and insolvency matters.


James Fraser

Keith Bergner
Jim has extensive experience in civil litigation of commercial disputes, and particular expertise in administrative litigation of property tax, grants in lieu of property tax, commodity tax, expropriation and commercial lease disputes.

As a leading British Columbia practitioner in property tax law, Jim has advised clients since 1993 on tax planning, negotiations and appeals before tribunals including the Property Assessment Appeal Board and Federal Dispute Advisory Panel and in the B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He has represented a wide variety of B.C. industrial clients (mines, smelters, hydroelectric generation facilities, sawmills, pulp and paper mills, forestry companies, bulk terminals, railways, pipelines), commercial clients (property development companies, telecommunications companies, shopping mall anchor tenants, small businesses), municipal governments (grants in lieu of property tax), and individuals in property tax appeals on all manner of property classification, valuation and taxation issues.

 Michael Morgan

Michael_Morgan.jpgMike’s main areas of focus are civil litigation with an emphasis on bankruptcy and insolvency, builder’s liens and other construction disputes, pension and employee benefits litigation, and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. In addition, he also has experience in realizations, enforcement of foreign judgments, commercial and residential foreclosures, and receiverships. He has appeared at all levels of court within the Province of B.C. Mike also routinely advises various stakeholders, including secured and unsecured creditors, debtors and trustees in bankruptcy, as to their rights, remedies and obligations in respect of both commercial and personal insolvencies.


Jennifer Nyland

Keith Bergner
Jennifer advises resource companies, including mining companies and other private sector clients, on regulatory and environmental matters. Jennifer’s environmental experience includes advising clients on requirements for environmental assessments, project permitting, and contaminated sites due diligence and remediation. Jennifer also conducts mineral title reviews and advises on mineral tenures, other subsurface tenures, and on surface interests, often in the context of acquisition due diligence or project financing. Jennifer advises clients in the energy sector, and has also assisted in regulatory matters such as public utility rate-setting, tariffs, and access to transmission and storage.


Stephanie Redding

Keith Bergner
Stephanie is an associate in the Vancouver office with a practice focused on real estate. She assists clients with all aspects of real estate development, commercial leasing and municipal planning.





Peter Roberts

Keith Bergner
Peter is a litigator with a wide range of experience, practising for over 26 years in Vancouver. For a number of years he practised criminal law before resuming civil and commercial litigation, including claims involving allegations of fraud. He has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia as well as other professional bodies. His experience includes products liability, property law disputes, professional negligence claims, insurance defense and coverage, defamation, commercial disputes, contracts, copyright and trademark matters, company law and banking and insolvency litigation. He also has experience obtaining and defending various types of injunctions, including Mareva and Anton Pillar injunctions.


Chad Travis

Keith Bergner
Chad works in the Real Estate Group at Lawson Lundell and assists clients with all aspects of real estate development, commercial leasing and municipal planning.