At Singleton Reynolds, our people are what makes us great. We come together every day with the common goal of providing exceptional legal services and ensuring we go above and beyond for each and every client.
The range of backgrounds of the partners, counsel, associates and staff of Singleton Reynolds enables us to offer a broad range of services.
Singleton Reynolds’ lawyers spend a significant amount of time researching and thinking about how industry or legislative changes could affect your business.
Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is recognized as a leader in construction and infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate and business law.
Singleton Reynolds has offices to serve you in Vancouver and Toronto.
Singleton Reynolds believes in community. Our team members are teaching at Canadian universities and abroad, lecturing the next generation of lawyers.
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Recognizing the leadership that contributes to the company successes.
Singleton Reynolds prides itself in being a leader in corporate social responsibility. We encourage diversity, charity, mentorship, civic dedication and neighbourhood support.
Singleton Reynolds strives to understand the balance between your career and your personal goals and encourages our legal and operations staff in the pursuit of their interests outside of the firm.
Our goal is to develop strong lawyers from student right through to partner. Mentoring and training start when you are a student and continue throughout your practice.
We are always on the lookout for talented professionals to contribute to our team. Singleton Reynolds offers a professional and challenging work environment, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.
The “great and highly technical” Carlos Mendes is a clear leader in the field who garners plaudits for his “profound knowledge of the law applicable to real estate development” as well as his “excellent negotiation skills and customer service”.
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Carlos S. Mendes is top-ranked by Leading Global Rankings Agencies and Directories.
Carlos Mendes is a Partner and the Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Practice Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. He leads a team of dedicated and highly experienced legal professionals who work collaboratively to provide responsive and creative legal services and strategic advice.
Carlos’ main area of practice is institutional real estate, with a particular focus on assisting governmental and quasi-governmental institutions in the development and financing of social and supportive housing, educational facilities, and transit-oriented communities. Carlos understands the complexities that industry players face as they work with public and private partners to realize their unique operational visions, and he relays this experience in the strategic and legal advice he provides to his clients.
Carlos works closely with his clients to ensure that they understand the legal side of their operations and get value for their legal budget. Driven by a desire to be more than just an outside advisor, Carlos aims to integrate into his clients’ operations so that he can see their legal and strategic issues the same way they do – from the ground up. From starting a business and navigating regulatory approvals, to closing a transaction and resolving a dispute, Carlos recognizes the toll that legal issues can have on his clients, and his considered, ‘hands on’ approach has helped earn him the privilege of acting as a trusted advisor to his diverse client base.
Carlos acts as counsel to BC Housing, advising on a variety of real estate and lending matters in connection with their diverse operational mandate. In that capacity, he has overseen the development of hundreds of unique social and affordable housing projects across the province. He also acts as lead counsel to Great Northern Way Campus Ltd., a company established by the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Emily Carr University of Art + Design to oversee the development of an eighteen acre site on the False Creek Flats, including the relocation of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus, and the establishment of a digital and creative district integrated into the Broadway Subway Project.
Articles | Nov 13, 2020
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