Timothy J. Lack — Redpoint Law LLP, Vancouver
Lisa Niro — Bell Alliance LLP, Vancouver
About the Course Chairs
Tim Lack has extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of real estate including secured lending, commercial and residential development, commercial leasing, and sales and acquisitions of residential and commercial real estate and businesses. He has a BA (Honors) with an HBA from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario 1988, LLB UBC 1993, and was called to the BC bar in 1994.
Tim's practice also includes corporate and commercial law acting for lenders and borrowers on commercial transactions and he represents many institutional lenders on large commercial loans.
Over his career, Tim has been responsible for over 10,000 real estate transactions, acting for banks, credit unions, and many other institutional and private lenders. His work with private lenders is extensive and he has been asked to provide numerous expert opinions on private lending issues for litigation lawyers. He has also lectured publicly on several occasions to other lawyers on this subject.
On the real estate side of his practice, Tim has been involved in residential and commercial conveyancing, land assemblies, office and industrial leasing, including landlord and tenant disputes. As part of his real estate development work, Tim has counselled clients from acquisition, through development and to final sales on condo projects, including mixed use and hotel developments.
Tim represents hundreds of clients in all areas of business and commercial deals and is well experienced in the issues surrounding the purchase and sale of businesses.
Finally, he prides himself on providing delicate and trusted advice in the area of wills and estate planning.
Lisa Niro, a partner at Bell Alliance LLP, practices in the area of real estate. Having built a strong foundation in residential conveyancing, she now has a focus on commercial real estate transactions, commercial and private lending, development, and land assemblies. Lisa acts for developers, institutional and private lenders, as well as for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.
Before becoming a lawyer, Lisa worked as an urban planner and designer which allowed her to gain insight into the development industry and municipal approvals process.