Organization and dedication are the keys to success. Understanding this, Charlene helps our clients overcome challenges with a systematic and determined approach, reaching goals for our clients in the most practical and efficient way to grow their business.

Charlene has a unique ability to connect with people, ideas and solutions. This allows her to truly understand our clients’ business and protect it with feasible solutions.

Acquisition, sale and/or financing of various commercial real estate properties and a variety of businesses Corporate structuring, reorganizations, restructuring and amalgamations
Commercial leases and lease renewals Buy, sell, lease and finance all types of commercial real estate
Corporate and commercial agreements, including shareholders agreements, subscription agreements, restrictive covenants and non-competition/solicitation agreements Negotiate purchase and sale agreements
Corporate and commercial aspects of tax-related transactions Negotiate ongoing deal points commencing with due diligence processes through to completion of a purchase or sale
Researching and preparing opinions on various topics in commercial, real estate and lending law Negotiate loan commitments and financing documents
Create and maintain limited partnership, joint venture and trust structures Raise equity for a variety of real estate investment and development projects through various structures
Create, maintain and advise mortgage investment corporations and mortgage investment trusts Identify and comply with securities legislation, rules and regulations applicable to raising equity from investors to invest in real estate

A sense of dedication and determination defines Charlene’s practice. Charlene’s parents, immigrants who came to Canada with little, instilled in her the value of hard work and sacrifice. She reflects this in her work helping clients through the complexities of commercial real estate and private company transactions.

With a strong work ethic and unique ability to connect with people, Charlene helps to structure effective contracts, transactions and arrangements that benefit the businesses undertaking them, ensuring that they are well-protected and prosperous in their commercial endeavours.

Awards & Distinctions
  • Top Oralist Achievement, 2014
  • Lorraine Douglass Prize in Real Estate, 2016
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Awards & Distinctions
  • Top Oralist Achievement, 2014
  • Lorraine Douglass Prize in Real Estate, 2016
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Urban Development Institute
  • Association of Women in Finance
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to the Bar: British Columbia, 2017
  • Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts and Applied Sciences, Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 2010
External Publications & Presentations
  • Quickscribe Reporter, Vol: XVI – Issue: IV – April 2017 – Probating a USA Will and BC Assets
  • CLEBC, Voluntarily Winding Up a Strata Corporation – Recent Change in Legislation