Biography

Tim is an associate in Lawson Lundell's Vancouver office practicing in the Asia Pacific Group. His practice focuses on commercial real estate matters with a particular emphasis on commercial real estate development and commercial lease negotiating and drafting. 

Tim advises on the purchase, finance, development and sale of residential, commercial, mixed-used and industrial properties. On the development side, he advises clients on compliance matters related to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act, reviews and negotiates municipality agreements as part of the development permitting process, assists developers with their construction financing and deposit protection insurance facilities, and has experience implementing complex airspace parcel subdivisions for mixed-use development projects.

Tim also routinely assists landlords and tenants in preparing, negotiating and settling commercial leases for various commercial properties ranging from open-air shopping centers to office tower complexes with local, national and international tenants and landlords.

In Tim's corporate and commercial practice, he assists clients with corporate and partnership structuring and reorganizations for real estate development projects and reviews and negotiates construction contracts and pre-sale marketing agreements.

Tim was born in Hong Kong and completed his legal studies in Canada. He regularly assists local and international developers and investors in British Columbia and utilizes his expertise and experience to deliver effective and efficient solutions to his client’s complex real estate matters.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member 
  • Canadian Bar Association - Vancouver Real Property Section, Executive Committee Member (2022 – Present)
  • Christian Legal Fellowship, Member
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Member

Community Activities

  • University of Victoria Business Law Clinic, Volunteer Mentor (2019 - Present)
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Volunteer Mentor (2018 - Present)
  • Canadian Bible Society - BC & Yukon District, Secretary on the Board of Directors (2015-2020)

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Tim enjoys exploring the great outdoors of British Columbia with a playlist of his favourite podcasts. He also takes great joy in spending time with his young family and serving at his local church.

Experience

Experience

Commercial Real Estate Development

  • Acting for investors in performing the due diligence, purchasing and financing of various land assemblies and commercial properties. 
  • Acting for developer in implementing airspace parcel subdivision involving 200+ residential strata units, over 10,000 square feet of commercial retail space, and non-market housing and artist studio space reserved for the City of Vancouver.
  • Acting for developers in drafting and negotiating crane swing and shoring easements for mixed-use and industrial developments.
  • Acting for developers in preparing and filing Real Estate Development Marketing Act ("REDMA") compliant documents for residential and mixed-use development projects.
  • Acting for developers in the review and negotiation of municipal easement agreements as part of meeting the conditions of approval for their development applications. 
  • Assisting developers in obtaining construction financing and deposit protection insurance and facilitating construction loan draws and release of deposits in compliance with REDMA. 

Commercial Leasing

  • Routinely acting for landlord in settlement of lease documents for over 100,000 square feet of combined office and retail space on an annual basis.
  • Acting for a landlord in drafting and negotiating leases with local, regional and national tenants in a "AAA" class office tower complex.
  • Acting for landlords in drafting and negotiating leases, sub-leases, rent-relief agreements, and assignment agreements for various retail, office and industrial properties.
  • Acting for a landlord in drafting and negotiating a lease with an independent school involving the tenant's complex extension project to the building.

Corporate Commercial 

  • Acting for developers in drafting marketing agreements with development project marketers. 
  • Acting for developers in preparing and negotiating CCDC construction contracts and schedules.
  • Preparing partnership agreements for investors in connection with acquiring properties for development.
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for the transportation of forestry products on aboriginal lands for a B.C. sawmill.
  • Drafting employment policies, NDAs, and master service agreements for various engineering firms and technology companies. 

News & Publications

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • Manning Elliott and Lawson Lundell LLP, Real Estate Hot Tax Topics, November 29, 2022, Presenter
  • University of Victoria Business Law Association and Law Careers Office, What is Business Law, November 22, 2022, Panelist
  • Lawson Lundell LLP In-house CLE, The New Mortgage Services Act, November 8, 2022, Presenter
  • RE/MAX Crest, Masters Commercial Division Real Estate Seminar - Commercial Property Acquisition Primer, October 27, 2022, Presenter
  • 2022 Lawson Lundell Real Estate Breakfast Roundtable, Fairmont Pacific Rim, October 13, 2022, Presenter
  • 2021 Lawson Lundell Real Estate Roundtable, Webinar, October 28, 2021, Presenter
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Vancouver
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Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario (2014)
  • British Columbia (2015)

Education

University of Victoria (J.D., 2013)

University of Toronto (Hon. B.A., 2008)

Languages

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