Professional Background

Megan Coyle is an Associate and a member of our Commercial Property Law Group. Megan assists and advises purchasers, vendors, developers, and lenders with regard to commercial real estate transactions of all sizes.  She has experience with retail and office space, vacant land, and residential and mixed use developments.  Her practice also involves assisting with the implementation and running of affordable housing initiatives, where she reviews and advises on various documents, including:

  • contracts of purchase and sale
  • loan commitment letters
  • leases
  • partnering agreements
  • security agreements
  • Personal Property Security Act matters
  • notations and charges on title
  • mortgages, and
  • other Land Title Office forms.

Previously, Megan worked as a Review Officer (Student Intern) at WorkSafeBC, and as the Public Interest Coordinator in the Career Services Office at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. She summered and articled at a large international law firm, where she gained experience with general corporate practice assisting private companies, charities, and not-for-profit organizations in connection with numerous transactions and ongoing governance issues, and assisting issuers and underwriters with financing and corporate restructuring.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Linguistics, Class 1, University of British Columbia: 2008
  • Juris Doctor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia: 2015
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2016

Memberships

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, former exchequer, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • Member-at-Large, Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Animal Law Section Executive

Community + Volunteering

As an adoption papers team volunteer with VOKRA, Megan drafts cat and kitten adoption contracts and meets with prospective adopters to review and explain the contracts and answer any questions they may have.

As a Mentor with The Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch, Megan mentors students through the CBABC & Allard School of Law Student Mentorship Program to provide them with an opportunity to meet with other role models, connect with lawyers and other members of the legal profession.  She also assists them to gain a better understanding of legal culture and expectations of the profession, and explore future legal opportunities and a variety of career paths.

As a Volunteer Supervising Lawyer for the Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP), Megan supervises clinics for this no-cost legal program through which Allard School of Law students provide access to justice services to low-income individuals in the community.