Valerie Mann & Clifford Proudfoot Named in Business in Vancouver's BC500 List for Third Time


Lawson Lundell is delighted to announce that Valerie C. Mann, ICD.D and Clifford G. Proudfoot, KC have been recognised on Business in Vancouver's BC500 list of the most influential business leaders in British Columbia for 2023. This is the third year in a row that Val and Cliff have been named to the BC500 list. 

Val is founder and Chair of the firm’s Technology Group and Chair of the Social Impact and Sustainable Business Group. Her practice is transactional (mergers and acquisitions / corporate finance) as well as advisory, and includes acting for public and private companies as well as for private equity firms and large institutional investors. She has significant experience in private equity and venture fund formations. Val has been lead counsel on a number of large mid-market transactions including in the resource/commodities, real property (acquisitions and joint ventures for the development of industrial, and other commercial property) and manufacturing sectors in addition to acquisition activity in the technology sector.

Cliff is the Managing Partner of Lawson Lundell. His practice is focused on environmental and Indigenous litigation. His clients include companies in the forestry, manufacturing, mining, real estate development, hydro-electric power generation industries. Cliff has represented his clients in environmental prosecutions, administrative actions, permit appeals, environmental assessments and has helped clients respond to a wide variety of environmental investigations and prosecutions.

BC500 recognises exceptional leaders in the B.C. business community across a variety of sectors and industries, including Arts & Culture, Banking and Finance, Business Leaders, Food and Beverage, Industry, Institutions and Non-profits, Professional Services, Public Sector and Economy, Real Estate, Resources, Retail, Technology, Tourism and Hospitality, and a Living Legends category. 

Congratulations to Val and Cliff, and to all of the other leaders, on this prestigious recognition!

The complete list of the BC500 can be accessed here.

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