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Jennifer S. Nyland

  • Brooke Glover
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 604.408.5318


Jennifer advises on regulatory and environmental matters for a variety of industry sectors, including mining, clean energy, transportation, forestry and land development in general. Her project development work includes environmental assessments for a wide variety of projects and project expansions, developing regulatory roadmaps for major project permitting, and providing advice as needed throughout the permitting process. Jennifer also advises on water rights, subsurface resource tenures, and surface interests, including conducting reviews of mineral tenures and of surface rights, whether in the context of project development or due diligence for project financing or acquisitions.  Her work also intersects with the firm’s real estate group for linear project development and also contaminated sites due diligence and remediation. Jennifer has assisted in regulatory matters such as public utility rate-setting, tariffs, and access to transmission and storage. 

Prior to her career in law, Jennifer worked as an electrical engineering consultant before co-founding a software company. She ran the engineering department there for eight years, successfully managed the group through two acquisitions, and gained substantial experience in project management. 

Jennifer brings this project management experience to Lawson Lundell where she is responsible for legal project management on a major regulatory file. 

Professional Activities

Community Activities

  • Keats Camps Board of Management (2007-2013; 2014-present); Vice Chair (2016-present), Secretary (2010-2013), Past Chair (2009), Chair (2008)
  • Keats Camps committee work; Human Resources Committee Chair (2013- present); Finance Committee (2008-2009; 2015- present); Nominating Committee (2008-2009; 2013-present); Governance Committee (2013-2015); Property Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Okanagan Partnership’s Engineering Advisory Board to the University of British Columbia’s Dean of Applied Science and Intellectual Property Task Force; Member (2005)
  • UBC University Industry Liaison Office’s (UILO) Task Group on Sponsored Research Agreements; Member (2005)
  • Okanagan Science and Technology Council (OSTEC); Board Member (2003 - 2005)
  • Okanagan High Tech Council (OHTC); Board Member (2000 - 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2010)
  • Nunavut (2015)
  • Yukon (2015)
  • Northwest Territories (2015)


  • Cornell University (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1992)
  • University of British Columbia (J.D. 2009)
  • Advised clients on the permitting and development of mines, electrical generation and transmission projects, other linear infrastructure, LNG terminals, port facilities, and other major projects in various provinces and territories, including BC, Yukon, Nunavut, NWT, and Saskatchewan
  • Advised a number of clients on the current and potential future liabilities relating to the acquisition of current and historic industrial properties
  • Continued representation of multiple companies developing metal mines in Nunavut, BC and Yukon
  • Represented several major mining companies in the acquisition of advanced exploration properties in BC and throughout the Canadian North
  • Assisted various clients during disputes relating to mineral tenure issues and competing interests in land 
  • Assisted clients with identifying and obtaining fisheries authorizations, water licences, environmental assessment certificates and other authorizations for mines, mills, hydroelectric facilities, and other natural resource projects
  • Assisted clients in matters before various regulatory boards located in BC and the Canadian North.