Maxwell practices real estate law in British Columbia and Alberta with a focus on commercial leasing, acquisition and mixed-use development.

Maxwell has an extensive commercial leasing practice which is focused on representation of institutional and privately owned landlords and representation of tenants leasing large industrial or office premises. He regularly prepares standard form leases for his landlord clients and ensures consistency of final lease documentation across their portfolio. In particular, Maxwell has been lead Western Canadian leasing counsel for a large institutional landlord and has overseen the lease preparation and negotiation of over 250 distinct leasing matters.

Maxwell has been lead counsel on numerous acquisitions and sales of income producing assets and development properties. His client’s rely on Maxwell’s experience in their negotiations of purchase agreements, due diligence, structuring, financing and closing. Maxwell has also helped numerous owners of environmentally challenged sites sell their land while limiting potential liability resulting from existing contamination.

Working closely with his developer clients, Maxwell supports the full life-cycle of complex real estate development; from feasibility, syndication and acquisition through to development approvals, marketing and sale of development units to end purchasers. His extensive experience includes projects ranging from boutique developments to large master-planned communities with multiple towers. Maxwell’s developer clients include local family owned companies and publicly traded real estate investment trusts.

Private investors in the real estate market frequently engage Maxwell to review shareholder agreements, limited partnership documentation, joint venture agreements and confirm the underlying real estate fundamentals of potential investments in the Lower Mainland.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • Law Society of Alberta, Member
  • Canada Bar Association - Vancouver Real Property Subsection, Executive Committee Member (Co-Chair), 2015 - 2017
  • Urban Development Institute, Member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Member
  • British Columbia Due Diligence Deskbook, Contributing Author, 2012-Present

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Chambers Canada 2024: recognised for Real Estate - British Columbia (Band 4) 
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2019-2024: recognised for Real Estate Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2023-2024): recommended as a leading practitioner for Property Development and Property Leasing
  • Lexpert Rising Star Award 2020: recognised as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers under 40 
  • Acritas Stars 2019-2021
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021: recommended as a leading practitioner for Property Leasing



  • Acting for the purchaser in an acquisition of a rental and office complex in Vancouver, BC for a purchase price of $130,000,000.
  • Acting for the seller of an industrial property in East Vancouver in a sale and leaseback transaction at a sale price of $57,500,000.
  • Assisting clients with the acquisition and disposition of commercial and industrial investment properties.
  • Advising clients in a variety of general corporate and commercial matters, including the acquisition of businesses, preparation and negotiation of shareholder's agreements and limited partnership agreements.
  • Acting as lead leasing counsel to a large Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust in respect to its portfolio of properties in Western Canada and in the lease preparation and negotiation of approximately 100 distinct leasing matters. 
  • Acting for a BC-based developer in respect to various residential and mixed-use developments, advising on the organization and formation of various development entities, rezoning and municipal matters, financing, pre-sale purchaser documentation in compliance with the Real Estate Development Marketing Act, and conveyance of completed strata lots to individual purchasers.
  • Acting for a seniors housing trust with respect to various acquisitions of retirement homes in BC.
  • Acting for a group of investors with structuring a limited partnership and general partner and their acquisition of a student housing complex from receivership in Edmonton, Alberta. 

News & Publications

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Maxwell Carroll, Lawson Lundell Photo
t 604.631.9138
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Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2010)
  • Alberta (2017)


University of Alberta (B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), 2005)

University of Alberta (LL.B., 2009)

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