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see also: BC Business Corporations Act [SBC2002] Chapter 57 Assented to October 31, 2002 [link to www.bclaws.ca ]


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Each lawyer listed below has confirmed to Lawyers-BC.Com that he or she has been practising law for at least three years, with at least 20 per cent of his or her practice in commercial law, including buying or selling business.

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Metro Vancouver - Metrotown

Bruce Redekop, JD, 30 plus years of  practical legal solutions for business &  entrepreneur ventures - CLICK to PROFILE of Bruce Redekop Sorel Leinburd, business intellectual property, trademarks, information tehnology, media business development lawyer CLICK FOR Intellectual Property Technology Lawyers Larry Routtenberg, offers corporate law service from Metro Law LLP, in Metropolis @ Metrotown Mall Ferhad Sean Amiri, offers business services including buying and selling a business -  from Metro Law llp, in Metrotoplis at Metrotown mall across from the Superstore checkouts Frank Baily, 40 years experience as a business coporate commercial services lawyer - expereinced in incorpirations, buying and selling a business - based in Metrotown Burnaby Andrea Rasmussen, Surrey lawyer, over 25 years experience as business, company law lawyer e.g. buy/sell a business


Greater Victoria

Harvey Meller, experienced in purchase / sale of businesses, has background in  entertainment dance  industry click for more info James Hutchison, Victoria business-commercial law and intellectual property trade secrets services lawyer CLICK FOR MORE INFO Andrew Tomilson, Victoria, BC business corporate commercial, real estate law - click for more info Pat Bion, Victoria business-commercial services  lawyer - CLICK FOR MORE INFO Joanna Lee, Victoria Chinese purchasee-buy / sell a business lawyer

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Frank Blaily & Brent McLean  - Corporate-Commercial Lawyers with offices in Burnaby 's MetroTown MetroTower 1

Frank M. Baily, B.Sc. LLB.
Brent A. McLean, B.Comm. LLB.

Barristers & Solicitors Serving Metro Vancouver for over 40 years in the areas of: 

·  Corporate - Commercial Law
·  Shareholder Agreements & Disputes
·  Employment Disputes
·  Corporate and Commercial Transactions
·  Corporate Restructuring
·  General Drafting of Commercial Agreements
·  Corporate Security
·  Civil Litigation
·  Commercial Leases
·  Mortgages & Real Estate Conveyancing
·  Wills Disputes Estates & Trusts Administration, including Estate Disputes

Frank Baily, 40 years experience as a business coporate commercial services lawyer - expereinced in incorpirations, buying and selling a business - based in Metrotown Burnaby

#900 - 4720 Kingsway
Metrotower II (next to the Metrotown Bus Loop Entrance to the Mall])
Burnaby, BC
V5H 4N2

Telephone:  604-437-6611
Email: info@bmgm.com
Website: www.bmgm.com

Photo of Sorel Lienburd, IP-IT business lawyer

Sorél Leinburd LL.B.
Vancouver Business and Information Technology Lawyer for:

  • Intellectual Property,
  • Trade Marks,
  • Information Technology - Spoftware Development
  • Ecommerce / Web Business
  • Computer Law
  • and other Business Legal Services Vancouver, BC.
photo of computer keyboard, note Sorel Leinburd experienced in software development businesses

Lawyers-bc.com click to full profile of Sorel Leinburd

barrister & solicitor

Bell Alliance, Lawyers & Notaries Public
Suite 201 - 1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6H 4A7
Phone 604 873-8723
Website: https://leinburd.com/

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 horizontal rule Harvey Meller, LLB - business lawyer with experience in entertainment law,  offices  on West Broadway, Vancouver  Kerr Redekop Leinburd Boswell

Barrister & Solicitor

Mr. Meller's practice focuses on providing general corporate commercial advice with a specialization in entertainment law.  Mr. Meller's key areas of specialization include:

  • Business Purchase &  Sale
  • Corporate Financing
  • Entertainment Law
  • Guidance to Arts Organizations
  • Incorporations
  • Shareholder Agreements

Harvey's practice focuses primarily on providing general commercial advice for businesses in all industries including the provision of advice in the entertainment field and for arts organizations.  Particular practice areas include, the sale and purchase of businesses, commercial leasing, the preparation and drafting of shareholder agreements, and general corporate matters relating to incorporation, amalgamation, financing and revisions to the structure of the corporation.  As an entertainment lawyer, Harvey has provided advice regarding film financing, errors and omissions insurance, contracts for services and general matters relating to intellectual property.

Before practicing law, Harvey was a prominent local modern dance choreographer and was the co-artistic director of a successful modern dance company for a ten year period.  His undergraduate specialization was in math and computer science. Harvey's unique experience as an artist, mathematician, business operator and business partner helps him to provide unique, thoughtful and creative solutions to meet his client's various needs and objectives.

Harvey Meller, Vancouver, West Broadway, business & corporate commercial  lawyer with background in entertainment law


  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, BSc - 1979
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia LLB - 1983
  • Simor Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Extended studies diploma in the Fine and Performing Arts - 1986

Harvey Meller Law Corporation
in association with Kerr Redekop Leinburd & Boswell
Barristers & Solicitors
#410 - 1333 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4C1
Direct Line:  (604) 484-0293
Web site:  www.krlb.com/ ...harveymeller.html
Telephone:  604.734.4554

Ferhad Sean Amiri, JD (Ottawa)
"... practices Family Law, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Immigration and Personal Injury.  He is licensed to practice law both in British Columbia and Ontario and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Upper Canada."

"... Mr. Amiri is fluent in Dari and Farsi (Persian), Pashto, Urdu, and Hindi. In his spare time he writes poetry in Dari and Farsi ..." [quote fr. MetroLaw.ca]

Buy / Sell / Incorpating a Company
come see us at Metro Law LLP at

Metropolis at Metrotown
across from Superstore checkouts
Burnaby, BC
Suite 1141 - 4700 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada, V5H 4M1
Phone: 604-434-5100
Website: MetroLaw.ca

Larry Routtenberg, co-founding partner of Metro Law, serving Metro Vancouver with business legal services since 1992
Larry D. Routtenberg
"... is a founding partner of Metro Law Office LLP and has been actively involved in the Metropolis at Metrotown's businesses since 1992.  Larry was called to the bar in 1983. He obtained his Law and Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Larry specializes in Wills, Estates and Estate Planning, Real Estate, Corporate, and Family Law (uncontested).  Larry prides himself on a constructive and collaborative approach to solving legal problems in a timely and cost effective way.
Buy / Sell / Incorpating a Company
come see us at Metro Law LLP at

Metropolis at Metrotown
across from Superstore checkouts
Burnaby, BC
Suite 1141 - 4700 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada, V5H 4M1
Phone: 604-434-5100
Website: MetroLaw.ca

Andrea Rasmussen, Surrey lawyer, over 25 years experience as business, company law lawyer e.g. buy/sell a business


the corporate and commercial partner at Wilson and Rasmussen LLP and an experienced solicitor ... Her business law practice involves representation of many large, well-established firms, as well as new companies in and around the Province of BC.  Andrea and her trusted and experienced assistant, Amalia, would be pleased to assist with your incorporation, commercial lending, leasing, or business sale/purchase transactions.

Areas of Practice:

  • Company Law (including Incorporations:  Provincial, Federal and Extraprovincial, Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Shareholder Agreements)
  • Contract Law (including Co-ownership Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements)
  • Commercial Lending and Borrowing (preparation and advice on loans and security documentation for the Lender and Borrower registered in the Land Title and Personal Property Security Registries of B.C.)
  • Employer / Employee Issues (negotiations, contract review, drafting and advice, Wrongful Dismissal issues and Employment Standards law)
  • Commercial Leases (review, advice and drafting)
  • Buying and Selling Businesses (Assets or Shares in Companies)
  • Wills and Estates (including drafting and advice on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Living Wills, Probate and Estate Administration)
  • Residential Real Estate (Buying, Selling, Mortgaging)

ANDREA RASMUSSEN, barrister & solicitor Wilson Rasmussen LLP
Suite 300
Guildford Landmark Building,
15127 - 100th Avenue
Surrey BC,  V3R 0N9
Phone:  604-583-7917 (#41)
Website:  www.WilsonRasmussen.com

Victoria BC Lawyers for Corporate-Commercial Litigation ·  Finance ·  Intellectual Property ·  Technology Law

James S. Hutchison, Victoria lawyer for corporate-commercial  law, Finance law, Intellectual Property Law CLICK FOR MORE INFO

James S. Hutchison LL.B. - Victoria, BC
Preferred Areas of Practice:  Corporate-Commercial Business Law, Finance and Intellectual Property Lawyer.

Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt,
Barristers & Solicitors
#1 - 505 Fisgard Street,
Victoria B.C. V8W 1R3
Phone:  (250) 360-2500

Website:  HOM-law.com/practices/business-and-corporate-law

Andrew Tomilson, LLB LLM , practices corporate-commercial, real estate and wills and estates law


Andrew was called to the Bar in 2012 and joined our solicitor’s group in 2018.  His practice primarily focuses on:

· Corporate commercial
· Real estate
· Wills and Estates

Originally from Calgary, Andrew operated a business overseas before pursuing a career in Law. Andrew obtained a Masters of Law in International Economic and Business Law in 2010 from Kyushu University on a full scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria in 2009, and Bachelors of Arts degrees with distinction in History and Philosophy from the University of Calgary in 2002.

Andrew Tomilson
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlett
#1 - 505 Fisgard St.
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 1R3
Phone:  (250) 360-2500     Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878
Email:  awt@hom-law.com
Website:  hom-law.com/lawyers/andrew-tomilson/

Bion, Victoria business-commercial lawyer

Business-Commercial Services Lawyer
B.A. (UVIC - 1970), LL.B. (UBC - 1973)

Patrick is one of the three founding principals of McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson and has practised with the firm since 1975.

Patrick has an exclusively solicitor practice and concentrates in the areas of commercial and business law, real estate development and acting on behalf of commercial lenders both in preparation of security documentation and realization of that security.

Patrick also has many small business clients and he advises those clients in all aspects of their legal needs. 

McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson Law Corporation
Suite # 420 - 880 Douglas Street,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 2B7
Phone:  250-385-1383    Toll free:  1-888-385-1383
Email Pat Bion:  pbion@mcbop.com
Web Site:  http://www.mcbop.com/patrick-e-bion
Street Map:  down town Victoria location near Court House

Joanna Lee, associate lawyer with Wong Doerkson law firm, next door to  Chinatown entrance on Fisgard St. - practice includes Immigration and the buying / purchase of businesses

Joanna Lee is a native of Victoria who graduated from the University of Victoria Law School in 2007. Joanna also has a Bachelor of Science (Biology) with distinction from the University of Victoria. Joanna articled at Wong & Doerksen and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2013. She is now an associate at Wong & Doerksen. Her main practice areas are business purchases and sales, immigration, and civil litigation. (quote from web site 2019.10.24)

Wong Doerkson Lawyers
1618 Government Street
Victoria, B.C., V8W 1Z3
Telephone: (250) 381-7799
Web site:  WongDoerksen.com

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