Brendan is a member of the Real Estate and Corporate/Commercial Law Groups at Lawson Lundell. 

As a real estate lawyer, Brendan advises clients on a variety of real property matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development, and commercial leasing. Brendan also has a keen interest in and assists clients with unique and often complex real estate issues involving Crown land, First Nations, railways, pipelines, mines, hydroelectric generation and transmission facilities, biogas facilities, sustainable development and district energy projects, port and dock facilities, and contaminated sites.

In his corporate/commercial practice, Brendan provides general counsel to businesses and societies, and assists with corporate transactions. He advises clients on private mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and reorganizations, corporate finance, and governance issues. Brendan has extensive experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements across various industries.

Brendan has worked with a wide range of clients from entrepreneurs and investors to real estate developers, municipal governments, utilities, unions, and companies in the technology, energy and resource, security services, and financial services sectors, among others. Clients appreciate his practical, business-minded advice, interest in the intricacies of their businesses, and ability to provide big-picture, strategic thinking within the context of their unique operational realities.

Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Brendan practiced at a large Vancouver law firm and worked in the Information Technology sector.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Vancouver Bar Association

Community Activities

  • BC Real Estate Association, Standard Forms Committee Member (CBABC Representative), 2022 – Present
  • CBABC Residential Conveyance Working Group, Member, 2022 – Present
  • Real Estate Council of British Columbia, Clauses Review Committee Member, 2020 – Present
  • CBABC/UBC Mentorship Program, Mentor, 2015-2016, 2018 - Present
  • Little Mountain Residential Care & Housing Society, Director, 2016-2018
  • University of British Columbia Senate, Senator, 2011-2013
  • Appeals of Academic Standing Committee (UBC Senate), Member, 2011-2013
  • Student Appeals on Academic Discipline Committee (UBC Senate), Member, 2011-2013
  • UBC President’s Committee on Non-Academic Misconduct, Member, 2012-2013

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch 2023-2024: recognised for Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch 2022: recognized for Real Estate Law

News & Publications

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • New ‘Cooling Off Period’ for Residential Transactions, Webinar, presented to the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Real Property Section, December 14, 2022
  • 2021 Real Estate Roundtable, Webinar, October 28, 2021, Presenter
  • 2020 Real Estate Roundtable, Webinar, October 29, 2020, Presenter
  • 2019 Real Estate Breakfast Roundtable , Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, October 16, 2019, Presenter

Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2014)


University of British Colombia (J.D., 2013)

University of British Columbia (B.A., 2010)

Practices & Industries

Jump to Page