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Joseph J. Berta

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Joseph J. Berta

As a solicitor in our corporate-commercial group, Joe assists a wide array of clients with their business law needs.

Joe’s clients include individuals starting out in the business world, family-owned operations, and mid-sized businesses. Joe regularly works with realtors, brokers, accountants, and bankers, to ensure that his clients’ particular interests are properly addressed.


  • Called to the British Columbia Bar in May 2004
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2003
  • Bachelor of Sciences, Queen’s University, 1996
  • Co-counsel on a complex $40,000,000.00 business sale to a public company
  • Representing landlord on the drafting of a contentious and complex commercial lease
  • Representing purchaser of multi-acre multi-tenant commercial land in Surrey
  • Representing vendor of multi-location franchised business
  • Member of the Surrey Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards Committee
  • Regular guest lecturer at The Self Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society (SEEDS), where he lectures on matters relating to entering into business ventures
Commercial Law
  • Incorporations
  • Reorganizations and amalgamations
  • Drafting, negotiation, and review of legal contracts
Purchase & Sale of Business
  • Negotiation, drafting and review of letters of intent and purchase and sale agreements (asset and share transactions)
  • Related financings including vendor takeback financing
Real Estate
  • Acting for buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate, including farms, shopping centres, and multi-tenant buildings
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases (on behalf of the landlord or tenant), assignments of lease, and subleases
Commercial Lending/Borrowing
  • Acting for institutional lenders and commercial borrowers for commercial financings
Corporate Reorganizations
  • Reorganizations, amalgamations, s. 85 agreements, and other tax-driven transactions