Jennifer M Williams
Jennifer is a practical, solution oriented lawyer focused on listening to client needs and providing timely, responsive and results focused legal advice. Her business acumen has been built working shoulder to shoulder with business, real estate and other professionals. She knows firsthand what business people need from their legal counsel and how to deliver solution based legal advice to get the deal done.
Practicing primarily in the area of commercial real estate, Jennifer’s experience spans a wide range of complex transactions pertaining to commercial real estate including commercial leasing, acquisitions, sales, subdivisions, development, strata conversions, financing, infrastructure and P3 work.
After practicing commercial real estate law for ten years at two national firms, Jennifer transitioned to an In House Counsel role with a prominent real estate developer. For five years she developed and led the In House legal department, primarily focused on commercial leasing, lending and general counsel work including leading the legal aspects of the complex leasing program for the redevelopment of Park Royal Shopping Centre.
Born in Kamloops and raised in the Lower Mainland, Jennifer is active in her community, volunteering for various non‑profit and charitable organizations including serving as a Trustee of the Vancouver Waldorf School.
Jennifer has served as Chair and Legislative Liaison of the CBA Real Estate subsection, and on a committee basis for CREW (Commercial Women in Real Estate – Vancouver chapter). She is the author of numerous legal articles and publications including for The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC and speaker/presenter at legal and real estate industry events including the ICSC Law Conference.
- Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2003
- LLB., University of British Columbia, 2002
- Undergraduate Studies: University of British Columbia, University of Glasgow
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Chair, Owen Bird Law Corporation Diversity, Inclusion and Community Involvement Committee