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Vanessa L. Reakes

Vanessa L. Reakes

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Vanessa is frequently retained to provide advice to a variety of professionals including:

  • Architects, engineers and other design professionals
  • Realtors and property managers
  • Insurance brokers
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Financial advisors
  • Private health practitioners

In addition to her professional negligence practice, Vanessa frequently advises contractors, subcontractors, developers and project managers involved in construction disputes, including builders lien claims, and advises on director and officer liability matters, shareholder disputes. Vanessa’s insurance practice includes providing advice to insurers relating to first party coverage matters.

 

Professional Associations

  • Member, Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Insurance Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Construction Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Construction Women

 

Speaking Engagements

  • Since 2010, Vanessa has volunteered as an adjunct lecturer with the UBC Engineering Department

 

Education

  • LLB, University of Manitoba (2008)
  • BA, Simon Fraser University (2004)

 

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia 2009

 

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Board of Governors Langara College, BC Provincial Appointment, 2014
  • Board Member, Mole Hill Housing Society, 2015
  • Adjunct Lecturer, UBC Engineering Department, 2010 – present
  • Contributor, Real Estate Council of BC Legal Update
  • Contributor, Continuing Education, BC Builders Lien Practice Manual

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Vanessa Reakes is a partner in our Vancouver’s office, with expertise in professional negligence claims, construction, builders liens, commercial litigation and insurance law.

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Full Profile

Vanessa is frequently retained to provide advice to a variety of professionals including:

  • Architects, engineers and other design professionals
  • Realtors and property managers
  • Insurance brokers
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Financial advisors
  • Private health practitioners

In addition to her professional negligence practice, Vanessa frequently advises contractors, subcontractors, developers and project managers involved in construction disputes, including builders lien claims, and advises on director and officer liability matters, shareholder disputes. Vanessa’s insurance practice includes providing advice to insurers relating to first party coverage matters.

 

Professional Associations

  • Member, Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Insurance Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Construction Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Construction Women

 

Speaking Engagements

  • Since 2010, Vanessa has volunteered as an adjunct lecturer with the UBC Engineering Department

 

Education

  • LLB, University of Manitoba (2008)
  • BA, Simon Fraser University (2004)

 

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia 2009

 

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Board of Governors Langara College, BC Provincial Appointment, 2014
  • Board Member, Mole Hill Housing Society, 2015
  • Adjunct Lecturer, UBC Engineering Department, 2010 – present
  • Contributor, Real Estate Council of BC Legal Update
  • Contributor, Continuing Education, BC Builders Lien Practice Manual
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  • Infrastructure

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices

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