James H McBeath


Direct 604-691-7507

Fax 604-632-4442

I am an engineer as well as a lawyer. My unique educational background combined with my varied professional experiences, including designing, building and piloting hovercraft, provides me with the ability to bring a practical, results-oriented insight to your issues.

I have a varied practice involving many different aspects of commercial real estate, timeshare and fractional property development and management, intellectual property, technology start-ups and product licensing, aviation, general corporate matters, and commercial transactions.

My practice includes: providing advice and document preparation on all aspects of the purchase, sale, development and operation of commercial, residential and resort property developments (including time share and fractional properties); registration, maintenance and licensing of trade-marks and copyrights, and providing advice on licensing, sale and protection of all forms of intellectual property; representing institutional and non-institutional lenders, as well as corporate and individual borrowers; providing advice and document preparation to corporations and societies with respect to regulatory and business matters.

In the community, I am a director of the Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, and a coach for my local community soccer and baseball teams. I was previously also a director of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale.

I am originally from England. Outside the practice of law, I enjoy the outdoor West Coast lifestyle particularly skiing, boating, and fishing. I also enjoy tinkering with 3d printing.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace), University of Hertfordshire, England, 1995
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2002
  • Called to the Bar in British Columbia, 2003
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, American Resort Development Association
  • Director, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society
  • Past Director, Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale