Education

Bar Admission

  • 2021 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar

Charlie is a member of the Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate, Intellectual Property + Technology, and Banking + Lending practice groups.

As a technology enthusiast and serial entrepreneur, Charlie brings his experience working in small and large-scale tech companies to the forefront of his legal practice. His passion lies in tackling complex challenges and delivering innovative legal and business solutions.

Charlie advises both individuals and businesses on a wide range of real estate and business matters, including incorporation, property purchases and leases, corporate structures, strategic operations, intellectual property rights, growth, financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Charlie completed his summer articles and articles with the firm prior to being called to the bar in May 2021. While attending law school, Charlie  was recognized as a Finalist in the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards (Vancouver) for being the top full-time post-secondary student running a business.

Charlie aims to deliver responsive, practical, and pragmatic legal advice to his clients. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

On A Personal Note...

Before joining the firm, Charlie finished a corporate counsel externship with Electronic Arts Canada, and completed a seminal capstone course assisting in the evaluation of a public M&A deal with Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. Outside of work, Charlie is an avid gamer and enjoys eating spicy foods, listening to EDM, tasting whisky, and watching Formula 1.

Representative Experience

Real Estate

  • Commercial real estate purchases, sales, and leases
  • Residential conveyancing and financing
  • Lease reviews, negotiation, and drafting
  • Advising commercial landlords on tenant disputes and evictions
  • Title review, due diligence reporting, zoning, permitting and municipal compliance

Business Advising

  • General business advice to corporations of various sizes
  • Incorporation, negotiate shareholder’s agreements, and setting up your business
  • E-commerce, technology, retail, and intellectual property disputes
  • Advising on employment issues, including agreement drafting, termination, and transition and retention of employees in business transactions
  • Conduct share and asset purchases and sales of companies
  • Private lending and security

Personal Law

  • General residential real estate matters, including conveyancing, refinancing, contract negotiations, due diligence prior to subject removals, and dispute resolution
  • Estate and incapacity planning, including drafting wills, power of attorney instruments, representation agreements; and committee applications
  • Estate administration, including probate, resealing foreign estate grants, and other administration applications
  • Advising start-up business owners on a variety of matters, including corporate organization, agreement drafting and negotiation, private lending, leasing and employment matters, and regulatory compliance

Publications

Professional & Community Affiliations

Charlie is also a recipient of the following: