Lisa N. Mackie
Lisa Mackie completed her articles with Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP in 2008 and is the leader of the firm’s Strata Property Practice. She is also a member of the Corporate/ Commercial, Insurance, Insolvency + Restructuring, and Information + Privacy Practices. Her primary areas of practice are Strata Property Law and Residential Tenancy Law.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree (with Distinction) from the University of Victoria, earning a Double Major in English and Philosophy. Prior to joining Alexander Holburn, Lisa worked in the law reform field as a legal researcher with the British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies.
Legal Industry Recognition
May 2016 quoted in “Does strata rental end when a unit is sold?“, Condo Smarts, Times Colonist/Province;
July 2015 quoted in “It’s About Time: Navigating Rental Exemption Periods Under A Rental Disclosure Statement”, CHOA Journal;
May 2015 quoted in “Burnaby Apartment Orders Dog Poo Samples”, CityTV Breakfast Television;
May 2015 quoted in “Burnaby landlord unleashes inner pet detective in hunt for dog poop scofflaw”, National Post;
May 2015 quoted in “Landlord hounds dog owners for fecal samples to sniff out ‘poopetrator”, The Globe and Mail;
May 2015 quoted in “B.C. landlord threatens eviction for dog owner”, Canadian Apartment Magazine;
May 2015 quoted in “Landlord to dogs: sit and stool”, The Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine;
May 2015 quoted in “Dog poop samples demanded by Burnaby apartment landlord”, CBC News;
April 2015 quoted in “Landlords dealing with terrible tenants still have options,” BC Almanac, CBC News;
October 2013 quoted in “No Vacancy: Refusing to Rent a Room or Campsite,” Dogwood Express newsletter;
May 2013 quoted in “If it ain’t broke…: the Do’s and Don’ts of Evicting Tenants for Repairs or Renovations”, Canadian Property Management magazine;
February 2013 quoted in “Resources in the community can tackle hoarding issue“, Vancouver Sun, mentioned; and
March 2012 quoted in “Lady bug lawyer tackles legal creepy crawler issues”, Canadian Lawyer magazine.
Lisa has appeared before the British Columbia Provincial Court (Small Claims), British Columbia Supreme Court, and British Columbia Court of Appeal. Lisa has also represented landlords and tenants in dispute resolution hearings before the British Columbia Residential Tenancy Branch and judicial reviews before the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Professional + Community Affiliations
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member;
- Canadian Bar Association, Member; and
- Vancouver Bar Association, member.
- 2008 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar
- 2006 LL.B. University of British Columbia
- 2001 B.A. (with Distinction) University of Victoria
Publications + Presentations
Lisa regularly conducts seminars for the Condominium Home Owner’s Association (CHOA) and the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA) across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Lisa has also assisted in the preparation of seminars for the British Columbia Mediation and Arbitration Institute (BCAMI).
On April 28, 2016 Lisa presented on Airbnb operations in B.C. at the IREM BC Conferernce – Real Estate Institute of Canada. Her informative and interactive session, “Bringing down the house”, was co-presented with Paul Mandes.
On November 23, 2015 Lisa was a panelist at the BC Non-Profit Housing Association’s Affordable Housing Conference. She participated in the seminar and roundtable discussion titled, “Here’s the Deal: Answering your RTB-related Questions” on residential tenancy law and the non-profit sector.
On November 18, 2015, Lisa taught a full-day course for members of the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA). The course titled, “Real Estate Errors & Omissions Insurance Legal Update”, it updated rental managers on residential tenancy law, human rights law and privacy law.
In April 2015 Lisa was featured in a podcast for CBC radio, where she participated in a tenancy talk which addressed the topic of bad tenants.
In May 2013, Lisa was a panelist for CBABC Women Lawyers Forum Education Day entitled “Practice Habits of Highly Successful Lawyers.
Since 2010, Lisa has been a regular speaker at Buildex Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest conference and exposition for real estate, property management, interior design, architecture, renovation and construction. For several years, Lisa was also the instructor for Vancouver Community College’s residential tenancy law course as part of its Building Manager Certificate Program, and developed the course content.
On A Personal Note
Outside of the office, Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends. An amusement park enthusiast, she also enjoys seeking out the latest thrill-ride attractions.