Avery advises private companies in Canada and the US across a range of corporate matters, from mergers and acquisitions to other business combinations, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, corporate governance, and commercial leasing. She also assists our not-for-profit and societies’ clients on matters pertaining to their governance and structuring.

Avery brings a pragmatic and highly solution-oriented approach to her work for her clients, from designing through executing a plan for each of her clients to ensure they realize the business and legal outcomes most important to them. She focuses on helping her private company clients achieve business growth that aligns with their strategic objectives.

As Supervising Lawyer of Clark Wilson’s Corporate Records Department, Avery oversees the firm’s provision of annual maintenance and corporate compliance services to private company clients, as well as incorporations and registrations.

When she is not working, Avery can be found running long distances out on the trails.

Mergers and acquisitions Corporate reorganizations
Corporate structuring Private company transactions
Business advisory Technology Law
Commercial Leasing


*Avery N. Saunders Law Corporation
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Vedder Transportation Group
  • Legal counsel to Vedder Transportation Group, the largest food grade transportation company in Western Canada, in the sale of its business to TFI International
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association – Former Treasurer of Business Law Section (British Columbia) (2017-2020)
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Law Society of Alberta
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar of Alberta, 2007
  • Call to Bar of British Columbia, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Political Science, University of British Columbia, 2000
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs - Peace & Diplomacy Studies / Conflict Resolution, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Laws, the University of Alberta, 2006