Even the most difficult puzzles have a solution. It takes determination, dexterity and a keen strategy. That is Rachelle’s approach as she addresses our clients’ legal issues with efficiency and practicality to achieve the most beneficial end goal.

Work Highlights

Staburn Property Group

  • Assisted with multiple commercial property acquisitions and sales including one sale for over $105,000,000
  • Prepared and negotiated commercial leases for mixed-use buildings, shopping centres and other commercial spaces

Wesbild Holdings Ltd.

  • Completed various stages of the Foothills of Burke Mountain subdivision
  • Assisted with large scale land acquisitions from the province

TELUS

  • Drafted and negotiated various leases with TELUS as both landlord and tenant
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Rachelle guides clients through a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial transactions that achieve business objectives.

Commercial Real Estate Services
Acquisition, sale and related financing of various commercial real estate properties and a variety of businesses Commercial leases, subleases, assignments, and renewals
Land subdivisions and related easements, statutory rights of way, and covenants Due diligence
Private Company Transactions
Corporate and commercial agreements, including shareholders agreements and partnership agreements Corporate and commercial aspects of tax-related transactions
Due diligence Corporate structuring and reorganizations
Contract drafting and review Formation of non-profits and related governance advice

Private company transactions and real estate often have complementary components that Rachelle deals with on a daily basis. Her mix of practice areas is beneficial for our clients because it allows her to quickly identify the crux of an issue and work proactively with a fully considered, comprehensive approach.

Rachelle seized the opportunity to work on large and complex transactions early in her career, which has allowed her to understand the bigger picture and provide efficient and practical advice.

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Staburn Property Group
  • Assisted with multiple commercial property acquisitions and sales including one sale for over $105,000,000
  • Prepared and negotiated commercial leases for mixed-use buildings, shopping centres and other commercial spaces
Wesbild Holdings Ltd.
  • Completed various stages of the Foothills of Burke Mountain subdivision
  • Assisted with large scale land acquisitions from the province
TELUS
  • Drafted and negotiated various leases with TELUS as both landlord and tenant
ERM Consultants Canada Ltd.
  • Assisted with the purchase of Rescan Environmental
  • Assisted with the purchase of RePlan
Reliance Group of Companies
  • Assisted with the acquisition of the shares of three insurance companies
BC Developer
  • Assisted with a $195,000,000 acquisition of a development company with projects in BC, Alberta and the US
  • Closed a $150,000,000 purchase of a commercial property in Vancouver
BC family business involved in mining technology
  • Assisted with a $100,000,000 sale of the shares
Aviation Company
  • Assisted with the purchase of an aviation division of a US-based public company
"I worked with Rachelle on two corporate acquisitions. She was responsive, knowledgeable and very diligent in her work. I was proud to sit around the table with her on my side. She made a difference. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again."

Jim Ball, President of the Reliance Group of Companies

"Rachelle has led her team on numerous Staburn commercial projects, some exceeding $100 million in value. Large or small, Rachelle has demonstrated uncommon commitment and expertise in all facets of leasing, financing, acquisition and disposition of shopping centres and development sites. Further, Rachelle has been our primary contact and the creator of retail leases with a wide variety of tenants including DOW 30 international tenants as well as numerous large format Canadian retailers. We have been very happy with all of the leases she has negotiated. Staburn intends to continue to request Rachelle’s involvement in all of our future developments."

Jeff Wren, Staburn Group

Prospero International Realty and its partners
  • Acquisition of the Thunderbird and Westport Marinas
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Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to the Bar: BC, 2010
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia, 2004