We are proud to promote six associates to the partnership


Lawson Lundell LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of the following six associates who became partners as of January 1, 2018.

Amaan Gangji, Partner, Corporate Commercial

Amaan has a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, technology and privacy laws, and general corporate law. He acts for a broad range of clients from start-ups and venture financed businesses to large private and publicly-traded corporations, across various industries including retail, manufacturing, technology, insurance, automotive and forestry.

Megan Kaneen, Partner, Pensions and Employee Benefits

Megan advises boards of trustees and plan sponsors on a variety of legal matters involving pension plans, health and welfare trusts and other benefit plans. Her clients include both single employer plans and trusteed multi-employer plans across a wide range of industries.

Sandra MacKenzie, Partner, Labour and Employment

Sandra is a litigation lawyer, practising in the areas of labour and employment, civil litigation, administrative and child protection law. Sandra acts as an advocate for clients in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut for local and territorial governments, private business and administrative tribunals. She is a problem solver and is committed to providing creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions to her clients.

Ritu Mahil, Partner, Labour, Employment and Human Rights

Ritu is a member of our Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group. Ritu advises on all aspects of labour and employment matters including harassment investigations and essential service disputes. Ritu also handles collective bargaining negotiations and mediation. She is a former Vice Chair of the BC Labour Relations Board. As an experienced adjudicator, Ritu offers our clients a unique perspective on labour and employment law matters. Ritu is also an experienced negotiator, mediator and skilled litigator with a proven track record appearing at arbitration hearings, the BC Labour Relations Board, and in Court proceedings including BC Court of Appeal.  

Jennifer Nyland, Partner, Regulatory Law

Jennifer advises clients on regulatory, Indigenous and environmental law matters for a variety of industry sectors, including mining, clean energy, transportation, forestry and land development in general. Jennifer has successfully helped major project proponents to obtain environmental assessment approvals for metal mines, metallurgical coal mines, LNG facilities, and other projects. Jennifer has advised 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, surface rights, and permits, whether in the context of project development or due diligence for project financing or acquisitions. She also advises project proponents in respect of Indigenous land matters and impact and benefit agreements.

Chad Travis, Partner, Real Estate

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. In particular, Chad has experience: acting for developers in connection with the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties; assisting developers in the rezoning and subdivision of development properties; advising in relation to strata wind-ups; acting for the utility providers in British Columbia in connection with the acquisition of property rights for the construction of major linear projects; advising tenants and landlords in lease preparation in industrial, retail and office leasing transactions; and, assisting developers in the establishment of corporate structures appropriate for various real estate transactions, including the formation of limited partnerships, joint ventures and bare trusts.

Congratulations to all of our new partners.

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