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Matthew Wansink

Senior Associate

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Matthew Wansink

Matthew Wansink

Senior Associate

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Matthew Wansink

Matthew Wansink

Senior Associate

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Practicing primarily as a solicitor servicing the business community, Matthew graduated in 2008 with his J.D. from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, where he concentrated largely on corporate, commercial and international matters.

As an effective advocate, Matthew’s clients rely on him for his breadth and depth of knowledge across a wide range of legal areas, as well as for his practical solutions to strategic business, dispute resolution and risk management issues.

Matthew has an extensive industry background, from working with entrepreneurs and startups to multinational corporations and, before entering the world of law, in the technology industry with the world’s largest IT distribution company. Prior to joining our Vancouver’s office, Matthew also served as a Review Officer at WorkSafeBC, where he acted as sole arbitrator and decision-maker on hundreds of compensation claims appeals.

While much of his time is now spent with clients focused on mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, buying and selling businesses and financing, Matthew looks forward to providing you with superior guidance in all major areas of business law, as well as in your succession and trust planning needs.

Education

  • JD, University of British Columbia (2008)
  • BA, Cum Laude, Laurentian University (2005)

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2009

Recognitions

  • A.L.P.S. Achievement Award, Laurentian University 2005: Highest graduating average in Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement, Laurentian University 2003 – 2005: Highest average in Law & Justice program in each year
  • Dean’s Honours List, Laurentian University 2004 – 2005       

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Secretary, Canadian Bar Association, Business Section 2015 - 2017
  • Advising Lawyer, Academy of Learning Program Advisory Committee 2012 – 2014
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Western Canada Society to Access Justice 2011 – 2014
  • Member, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Practitioners Discussion Group 2010 – 2013
  • Vice-Chair, John Braithwaite Community Centre Governance Committee 2004 – 2006
  • Coordinator, Western Canada Society to Access Justice 2002 – 2005

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Expertise

Matthew is a Senior Associate in the Vancouver office, with significant legal and industry experience in all key areas of business and corporate law, including mergers & acquisitions, finance, incorporations and restructuring, property, automotive, franchising and commercial leasing.

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Full Profile

Practicing primarily as a solicitor servicing the business community, Matthew graduated in 2008 with his J.D. from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, where he concentrated largely on corporate, commercial and international matters.

As an effective advocate, Matthew’s clients rely on him for his breadth and depth of knowledge across a wide range of legal areas, as well as for his practical solutions to strategic business, dispute resolution and risk management issues.

Matthew has an extensive industry background, from working with entrepreneurs and startups to multinational corporations and, before entering the world of law, in the technology industry with the world’s largest IT distribution company. Prior to joining our Vancouver’s office, Matthew also served as a Review Officer at WorkSafeBC, where he acted as sole arbitrator and decision-maker on hundreds of compensation claims appeals.

While much of his time is now spent with clients focused on mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, buying and selling businesses and financing, Matthew looks forward to providing you with superior guidance in all major areas of business law, as well as in your succession and trust planning needs.

Education

  • JD, University of British Columbia (2008)
  • BA, Cum Laude, Laurentian University (2005)

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2009

Recognitions

  • A.L.P.S. Achievement Award, Laurentian University 2005: Highest graduating average in Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement, Laurentian University 2003 – 2005: Highest average in Law & Justice program in each year
  • Dean’s Honours List, Laurentian University 2004 – 2005       

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Secretary, Canadian Bar Association, Business Section 2015 - 2017
  • Advising Lawyer, Academy of Learning Program Advisory Committee 2012 – 2014
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Western Canada Society to Access Justice 2011 – 2014
  • Member, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Practitioners Discussion Group 2010 – 2013
  • Vice-Chair, John Braithwaite Community Centre Governance Committee 2004 – 2006
  • Coordinator, Western Canada Society to Access Justice 2002 – 2005
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  • Commercial Disputes

  • Data Protection & Privacy

  • Finance

  • Real Estate

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