Winright Law is proud to offer legal services in Burnaby, particularly in the areas of Real Estate Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estate Planning. Our Burnaby lawyers can also assist clients in Surrey, Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, and other areas in the Lower Mainland.
Business Lawyers in Burnaby
Burnaby is one of the most popular cities for large and small businesses looking to set up shops. Aside from the countless small businesses that make up the culture of the city, companies like Electronic Arts, BRON Studios and Best Buy choose to have their headquarters in Burnaby.
The city is also home to three post-secondary schools, Simon Fraser University, the BC Institute of Technology, and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The highly educated and well-trained graduates of these universities make up part of the massive labour force that resides in Burnaby.
Our Burnaby lawyers can help you draft up any type of legal contract and take care of all the legalities that come with starting a small business, running a business, litigation, and buying and selling a business.
Our Burnaby Business Legal Services Include:
- Registered & Records Office
- Share Transfers
- Purchase and Sale of Business Assets
- Contract Drafting (Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Bespoke)
- Purchase and Sale of Shares
- Shareholder Agreements
- Employment Agreements (Non-Competes, NDAs)
The third largest city in the province, Burnaby is centrally located in Metro Vancouver bordering Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster, Port Moody, and Coquitlam. Burnaby is home to a vast array of industries and like many other cities in BC, is seeing its economy shift from resource-based to service-based.
Office and retail spaces are high in demand, a change from the manufacturing space that used to span across Burnaby. The city is responding by focusing on the development of high-density office and retail space. Burnaby’s four Town Centres account for nearly half of the city’s commercial real estate. The most notable of these Town Centres is Metrotown, which is home to Metropolis, one of Canada’s largest indoor shopping malls with 1.8 million square feet of space.
Burnaby’s ease of accessibility makes it one of the most popular locations for employment in the lower mainland. In 2011, 20% of Metro Vancouver’s labour force worked in Burnaby, despite Burnaby only has 10% of the population. This is thanks in part to the major highways and SkyTrain system that run through the city. A Light Rail Transit system is being planned to make commuting within city limits even easier.
The Port of Vancouver operates out of Burnaby as well, with three marine terminals. The Port supports $340 million in economic activity in Burnaby alone, while also providing 1,700 jobs to locals.
Reach Out to One of Our Experienced Burnaby Lawyers
Contact us today at 604-559-2529 or email us at [email protected], and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have during your initial consultation.
How Our Burnaby Real Estate Lawyers Can Help Clients
Whether you are purchasing a home or commercial property in Burnaby, or you are a real estate developer dealing with permits and bylaws, our Burnaby real estate lawyers and legal professionals can provide guidance in making your transaction seamless. Avoid unnecessary headaches and hassle by completing your transaction at Winright Law.
Our Burnaby Real Estate Law Services:
- Residential Purchases
- Residential Sales
- Residential Refinancing
- Private Lending
- Family Transfers
- Contract Drafting
- Contract Reviews
- Commercial Transactions
- Commercial Leasing
- Real Estate Property Assessment Appeals – Appeal Board
As appealing as it is to live in Downtown Vancouver, rising housing costs have priced many people out. Many people are finding Burnaby to be the perfect place to settle down. The median cost of a home in Burnaby is almost $200,000 cheaper than in Vancouver. This low cost combined with Burnaby’s stellar reputation as a city means real estate in Burnaby sells very quickly. In fact, homes in Burnaby sell faster than Surrey, Langley, New Westminster and Richmond.
The population is expected to grow to almost 350,000 within the next 20 years, mostly in the four Town Centres. Lots of multi-family developments are under construction to accommodate this growth. The city is responding to demand by expanding public transit and executing a community plan to make sure Burnaby residents feel comfortable and safe. There is a reason MacLean’s magazine named Burnaby as Canada’s “Best Run City.”
How Our Burnaby Estate Planning Lawyers Can Help Clients
The average Burnaby resident is in their early 40s, with their mind focused on retiring as quickly as possible. But what about after retirement? That’s where we come in. It is important to set up a comprehensive plan that guarantees your assets are properly managed and distributed upon death. Winright Law’s experts in wealth preservation can make sure that happens.
Our Estate Planning Services Include:
- Declarations of Trusts
- Promissory Notes
- Family Trusts
- Cohabitation/Marriage Agreements
Estate planning is all about protecting your loved ones from having to deal with the headache of accessing your estate if something were to happen to you. Without proper measures in place, the cost of administering your estate could be excessively high.
Ensuring that you have a will and that it is legally valid is the best way to make things easier on your family and friends, and Winright Law is here to guide you through every step. In situations where a loved one has passed on without a will, our lawyers can help you deal with the probate process and administer the estate appropriately. We can also help you preserve your wealth through other means including trusts, contracts, and promissory notes.
About Burnaby, BC
Nestled between the Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River, the City of Burnaby is one of the largest communities in Canada, and is critical to the economy of BC. Several major traffic arteries run through the city, as well as the SkyTrain system. 270,000 people call Burnaby home, but hundreds of thousands more are regular visitors for work and recreation.
Metropolis at Metrotown, BC’s largest shopping centre, sees 27,000,000 visitors each year to its 375 stores and services. Deer Lake Park attracts people from all over for its outdoor concert series, featuring artists like Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Locally, Burnaby supports arts and culture through the Burnaby Art Gallery, and the prestigious Emily Carr University.
There are certainly no questions as to why Burnaby lawyers at Winright Law are excited to provide legal services residents in this thriving city.
If you’re considering us for your legal services, you can book a free initial assessment by using our scheduler. Talk to our lawyers serving Burnaby at your convenience to find out if Winright Law is right for you.