Assistant: Lisa Atamanchuk
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.
Joe’s areas of practice include:
Reorganizations and amalgamations
Drafting, negotiation, and review of legal contracts
Buying and Selling a Business
Negotiation, drafting and review of letters of intent and purchase and sale agreements (asset and share transactions)
Related financings including vendor takeback financing
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
Acting for institutional lenders and commercial borrowers for commercial financings
Reorganizations, amalgamations, s. 85 agreements, and other tax-driven transactions
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
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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.
Hobbies / Interests
Collecting/restoring pinball machines
Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2003