We are a multifaceted firm with a strong track record of being highly integrated into our clients’ businesses. Known for our industry insight, entrepreneurial culture and strategic networks, we actively seek to connect our clients with the people, resources and solutions they need to succeed.
We are proud of our long history serving clients in core sectors of the business community, including in the constantly evolving technology industry, the rapidly expanding real estate sector as well as in energy and natural resources, consumer goods and services, infrastructure and construction, finance and venture capital and economic development on First Nations lands.
Tangible evidence of the work achieved by our clients and the legal support we provide is all around us—Vancouver’s skyline, transit line and airport as well as many of the companies and brands that we encounter every day. We are proud to be involved with the developments, industries and infrastructure that define our city, our province and our market.
As active and engaged members of the corporate community—our lawyers are members of business and community boards, directors of industry associations and sought-after speakers on trending topics—we are recognized as leaders in the market with strong relationships to business.
Construction & Procurement
Mediation & Arbitration
Private Company Mergers & Acquisitions
Venture Capital & Emerging Company Services
October 2018: Leslie Wong, Michael Scott and Polly Storey have joined British Columbia member firm Clark Wilson as associates. Ms. Wong joins the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice group; Mr. Scott, its estates and trusts team; and Ms. Storey, its family law and estates and trusts groups. The firm has also hired students Alex Farkas (securities), Bhagwant Dhaliwal (commercial real estate and general business law), Ethan Plato (family law and higher learning) and Laura James (general business law and securities), each of whom has previously articled with the firm.
July 2018: Michal Jaworski, Don MacKinnon, Michael Wilson, Angela Cousins, Stephen Rukavina, Jeannette Aucoin and David Bowden have joined British Columbia member firm Clark Wilson. Mr. Jaworski joins as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s higher learning practice group. Messrs. MacKinnon and Wilson will join the firm’s commercial real estate team as associates, with Mr. Wilson also working for the firm’s private company mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Rukavina will join the firm’s tax group; Ms. Aucoin, its family law team; and Mr. Bowden, its intellectual property and technology groups.
March 2018: Andrea Rayment, Avery Saunders and David Ford have joined British Columbia member firm Clark Wilson. Ms. Rayment joins the firm as its director of professional development, where she will work with the firm’s attorneys at all stages of their careers to help build their leadership skills. She is a certified executive coach and an active member of the International Coaching Federation. Ms. Saunders joins as an associate in the firm’s private company mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and infrastructure, and construction and procurement groups. She advises private enterprises of all sizes on matters of corporate organization and structuring, and works with corporate borrowers in financing negotiations and drafting documents in operating and credit facilities. Mr. Ford joins as partner in the firm’s private company mergers and acquisitions, information technology and venture capital groups. He specializes in delivering advice on significant corporate transactions for many privately owned businesses, and also has expertise in the technology sector, helping companies generate revenue with their intellectual property or helping them acquire the technology they need.