925 West Georgia St, Suite 1600, Cathedral Pl, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2010
Max practises real estate law with a focus on commercial leasing, acquisition, and mixed-use development. He has an extensive commercial leasing practice that is focused on representation of institutional and privately owned landlords and representation of tenants leasing large industrial or office premises. He regularly prepares standard form leases for his landlord clients and ensures consistency of final lease documentation across their portfolio. In particular, Max has been lead Western Canadian leasing counsel for a large institutional landlord and has overseen the lease preparation and negotiation of over 250 distinct leasing matters. Max has been lead counsel on numerous acquisitions and sales of income producing assets and development properties. His client’s rely on Max’s expertise in their negotiations of purchase agreements, due diligence, structuring, financing, and closing. Max has also helped numerous owners of environmentally challenged sites sell their land while limiting potential liability resulting from existing contamination. Max is recognised by The Best Lawyers in Canada in Real Estate Law, and was named a Lexpert Rising Star in 2020 as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers under 40. He is called to the Bars of British Columbia (2010) and Alberta (2017).
Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited, Manulife Capital Inc. and BMO Capital Partners, among others, teamed up to acquire the assets and undertaking of English Bay Batter (2014) Ltd. The acquisition, the amount of which was undisclosed, was effected through a newly-formed limited partnership, English Bay Batter L.P.