YALETOWN LAWYERS: Real Estate/Estate/Corporate


Legal support and creative solutions

Areas of Practice


Corporate SECURITIES & Finance

We have experience  acting for both securities underwriters and issuers, which has given us a unique insight into the full equity financing process that benefits all of our clients. We regularly provide assistance in all stages of that process, from the development of the business plan and corporate structure to the seed capital financing, initial public offering, and subsequent equity offerings. We also have experience in foreign securities matters related to compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission  (SEC) rules and regulations, as well as in corporate governance matters



Ideas, tangible or not, are the most important things to protect in today’s competitive and creative market. With so many channels and constantly replenishing feeds to watch out for, tracing the ownership and originality of a design, brand name, or invention needs the laser-focused eye of a trained attorney. We’ll handle the search, application, and filing process of trademarks, copyrights, and patents. And if your idea has been infringed upon, our litigation team will negotiate the best possible licensing and settlement agreements.

real estate

Securing title over your family residence, investment property or business requires determination and an attentive lawyer to assist the transaction. Entrust Cawkell Brodie LLP to safeguard your interests in the purchasing or sales process – we have years of experience with assisting Vancouver's first home buyers and commercial buyers/sellers and lessors/lessees. Cawkell Brodie LLP Lawyers provides clients with effective conveyancing advice before, during and after the exchange period to preserve your legal rights. As a specialist conveyancer, we apply our extensive property law experience to ensure a smooth conveyancing process from beginning to end. Whether your purchase or sale is for personal or commercial reasons, our conveyancing team can assist you with the legal process to make it as easy as possible for you.


Want to take advantage of lower interest rates, consolidate your debt or reduce your home loan repayments? We can help. The solicitors at Cawkell Brodie LLP understand that the purchase or sale of property can be the most important decision you can make in your lifetime. Which is exactly why the right legal advice is imperative. We're quite often asked by our clients to assist them with refinancing. They prefer us to deal directly with their lenders (private or institutional) to ensure an efficient settlement of their refinance. Our clients come to us inquiring about refinancing their properties after reviewing their current home loan or investment properties for a multitude of reasons, including their desire to increase their borrowings for a particular purpose, take advantage of lower interest rates, consolidating debt or reducing loan repayments.

estate MANAGEMENT and wealth preservation

An estate plan provides certainty as to what will happen to your assets in the event you pass away. A comprehensive estate plan can help your family avoid financial stress at a time of bereavement and loss. We can ensure that your estate plan leaves nothing to change and protects your family from unnecessary financial and legal problems.

We have extensive experience  acting for corporate and individual administrators and executors in estate matters, preparation and submission of applications for probate, establishing trusts and assisting in decision making. In addition, we regularly act as executors  and trustees, assisting in estate planning involving such issues as trusts, taxation and succession. 

corporate/commercial BUSINESS STRATEGY

We have acquired broad entrepreneur-based experience acting for both public and private companies in all forms of business transactions including corporate acquisitions and dispositions, structuring and reorganizations, and corporate governance related matters. We also represent several financial institutions, real estate developers, and individuals, in residential and commercial real estate leasing, subdivision and secured lending transactions. The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particulars of venture financing. We offer a competitive advantage that can help you save money and make more of it in the long run. We’ve steered number of corporations with a balance of legal, business, operational, and financial strategies that had clear execution and built-in problem-solving contingencies. Our holistic approach is essential to any company looking to grow.

We must all obey the great law of change.
It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke