“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. This famous Chinese proverb summarizes Liyan’s approach to helping our clients achieve their commercial real estate pursuits. Liyan actively seeks to understand our clients’ needs and communicates detailed and actionable steps that they can take to move their business and projects forward.

Liyan is dedicated to helping our clients understand their legal options and any associated risks in a changing real estate market. Appreciating that various factors may affect our clients’ decision-making, she takes a flexible and creative approach to working with our clients to find sensible legal solutions.

Acquisition and disposition of commercial real properties Financing and private mortgage loan transactions
Development and land use agreements Disclosure statements and compliance with Real Estate Development Marketing Act
Commercial leases Limited partnership, joint venture and trust agreements
Purchase and sale of businesses Corporate governance

Prior to her legal career, Liyan gained valuable experience learning and working in a multi-cultural environment. With an educational background in Sociology and Anthropology (Bachelors) and Asia Pacific Policy Studies (Masters), Liyan has a great appreciation for the varying perspectives that our clients may have when transacting business.

Whether she’s assisting with land acquisition and construction financing or crafting terms for development agreements and commercial leasing, Liyan leverages her international experience and cross-cultural communication skills to ensure our clients are well-informed and put at ease every step of the way.

Liyan is able to assist our clients in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Education & Call to Bar:
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2018; Alberta, 2017
  • Juris Doctor, University of Calgary, 2016
  • Master of Arts, Asia Pacific Policy Studies, University of British Columbia, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Anthropology), University of Prince Edward Island, 2008