Professional Background

Mark Thompson is a Partner and a member of the Business, Construction, and Wills & Estates Law Groups.  His practice covers a diversified range of business areas, including:

  • utility construction and infrastructure transactions
  • real estate development
  • construction
  • leasing and environmental issues
  • corporate commercial structure
  • financing and lending matters
  • corporate and personal business development services
  • estate planning and implementation

Mark seeks to enhance his clients’ business and personal interests through the prompt and effective identification and implementation of business opportunities. Efficient, experienced and practical resolution of client concerns is also a central feature of his approach to the practice of law.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Mark emigrated to Canada in 1978. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1981 after becoming a Canadian citizen.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Hull: 1976
  • Inns of Court School of Law (Inner Temple): 1977
  • Called to British Columbia Bar: 1981

Publications

  • Non-Competition Clauses in the Age of E-Commerce
  • Proposed Amendments to Ease Strata Windups
  • The Next Phase in the Multi-Unit Residential Property Industry?
  • Recent Amendments to Strata Property Act Regulations Mean Developers of New Construction Won’t Need a Depreciation Report
  • Strata Corporations Must Now Obtain Depreciation Reports
  • The End of the Line for Specific Performance?
  • Registering Commercial Leases on Title
  • A Lot of Discretion under the Property Law Act
  • Wills, Estates and Succession Act: Changes Coming
  • The Real Estate Development Marketing Act and Shifting Realities
  • Client Alert – Real Estate Development Marketing Act