Lisa N. Mackie*


Lisa Mackie is the leader of the Strata Property Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Insurance, Information + Privacy and Real Estate 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

Lisa is recognized by The Canadian Lexpert Directory in 2018 as a leading Canadian practitioner in the field of Property Leasing Law.

Representative Experience

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


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)

  • May 2, 2018, “Taking Care of Business: A Strata Council Guide to Governing Short-Term Vacation Rentals”, CHOA Journal, Author
  • April 18, 2018, CLE-TV – Strata Property Act Update, Speaker
  • February 20, 2018, “Rental Real Estate Re-licensing”, PAMA, Speaker
  • November 23, 2017, “Real Estate E&O Legal Update for Rental Managers”, PAMA, Speaker
  • August 17, 2017, “Real Estate E&O Legal Update for Rental Managers”, PAMA, Speaker
  • June 22, 2017, “Strata Property Update”, CLE, Speaker
  • June 2017, “Let’s Make a Deal – A strata council’s guide to settling disputes”, for CHOA AGM, Author
  • May 10, 2017, “Settlement and Binding Orders”, CHOA AGM, Speaker
  • May 8, 2017, ” Understanding How to Enforce Strata Bylaws”, Canadian Property Management, Author
  • February 23, 2017, “Real Estate E&O Legal Update for Rental Managers”, PAMA, Speaker
  • February 16, 2017, “After Your Residential Tenancy Hearing – You Have Your Decision – Now What?”, BUILDEX Vancouver, Speaker
  • January 18, 2017 – “Where There’s Smoke There’s Ire: The Problem of Second Hand Smoke in Strata and Rental Developments”, PAMA, Teacher
  • Fall 2016, “Over and out: When a strata lot sells, does a tenancy end?” Canadian Condominium Institute – Vancouver Chapter – Condo News, Author
  • Summer 2016, “If it ain’t broke…The do’s and don’ts of evicting tenants for repairs or renovations”, R. Johnson’s Legal Life Newsletter, Author
  • Summer 2016, “Over and out: When a strata lot sells, does a tenancy end?”, CHOA Journal, Author
  • April 28, 2016, “Bringing down the house”, presented on Airbnb operations in B.C. at the IREM BC Conference – Real Estate Institute of Canada, Co-presented with Paul Mandes
  • November 23, 2015, “Here’s the Deal: Answering your RTB-related Questions” at BC Non-Profit Housing Association’s Affordable Housing Conference, Panelist and Presenter
  • November 18, 2015, “Real Estate Errors & Omissions Insurance Legal Update” for the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA), Teacher
  • April 2015, podcast for CBC radio on tenancy talk which addressed the topic of bad tenants, Presenter
  • May 2013, “Practice Habits of Highly Successful Lawyers”, at CBABC Women Lawyers Forum Education Day entitled, Panelist
  • 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.

Direct Line: 604 484 1759
Facsimile: 604 484 9759
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Assistant: Amanda Mather
Direct Line: 604 643 2101

* Professional Law Corporation