The heart of law
in Richmond

We offer a wide range of legal services for individuals and businesses across B.C.

PLLR Lawyers’ diverse practice areas and professional environment give clients the benefit of a wide scope of legal knowledge. When legal issues fall into more than one category of the law, the firm has the in-house legal resources to provide clients with comprehensive advice and guidance.

PRACTICE AREAS

We build successful relationships; treat people with respect; and achieve exceptional results.

PLLR is a full-service firm offering high-quality and comprehensive legal services. The firm is the largest law firm in Richmond and serves a client base throughout the province and nationally. Business owners and individuals retain us for our legal skill and client-focused advice.

The firm has been a part of the Richmond legal landscape for four decades. Our longevity is a result of our consistent dedication to providing the legal strategy and advocacy that best meets the needs of our clients.

Our Values

Relationships

We focus on creating long lasting and strong relationships with our clients. We work hard to clearly understand our clients’ every need.

Respect

We respect our clients. We listen, engage, and care deeply.

Results

No matter how complex your matter is, we work tirelessly to achieve results that matter to you.

Relationships

We focus on creating long lasting and strong relationships with our clients. We work hard to clearly understand our clients’ every need.

Respect

We respect our clients. We listen, engage, and care deeply.

Results

No matter how complex your matter is, we work tirelessly to achieve results that matter to you.

Find your best fit out of our lawyers.

Proudly based in Richmond, our lawyers seek to continually improve their skills and approach to deliver legal advice suited for today.

Matthew Beharry

  • Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Commercial/Contract

Matthew is a seasoned litigator with 10 years of legal experience. He practices in construction and general commercial litigation, and has handled a wide variety of disputes, including disputes involving commercial contracts, construction errors, and loans.

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Erica M. Chow

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Commercial/Contract
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Litigation

Erica Chow was called to the bar in 2019. Since then, she has represented clients in Provincial Court, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and various tribunals. Her civil litigation practice is broad and includes real estate, residential tenancy, employment, personal injury, construction, and debt disputes.

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Brian J.P. Corcoran

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Finance
  • Real Estate Law

Brian Corcoran has been a practicing lawyer since 2004. His practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial, Finance and Real Estate Law. He assists private and institutional clients with regard to a wide variety of matters including corporate structures and reorganizations, buying and selling businesses, lending and borrowing, purchase and sale of real estate, and more.

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Richard Dempsey

  • Personal Injury Law

Richard Dempsey is a litigator focusing mainly on personal injury and insurance, and he has handled numerous complex cases involving traumatic brain injury and other serious injuries. Although most of his practice has been in the Lower Mainland, he has also worked in the Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Cariboo-Chilcotin, Columbia and Kootenay regions of British Columbia.

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J. Karen Dylla

  • Wills, Estates and Power of Attorney

Karen Dylla has practiced as a lawyer in Richmond since 1988. Originally a general solicitor, for many years now she has focused on Wills and Estate and Incapacity planning, Probate practice and Estate Administration.

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Gary M. Hagel

  • Estate Administration, Estate Litigation
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Employment and Workplace Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Mediation (Personal Injury, Employment, Wills and Estates, other civil disputes)

Gary Hagel is a lawyer and mediator. He has been a practicing lawyer since 1999, and as a litigator he has represented clients at all levels of court in BC. He now focuses his practice on Wills & Estates (planning, probate/administration and litigation), Employment law and Mediation.

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Gary C.Y. Hou

  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Asia Pacific

Gary Hou is a solicitor practicing in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate, and wills and estates. He has helped his clients with matters such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial leasing, shareholder agreements, corporate structuring and reorganizations, drafting and reviewing contracts, and real estate development.

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Mark C. Killas

  • Wills and Estates Litigation
  • Will Variation Claims
  • Trust Disputes
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law

Mark Killas is an estate and trust litigation lawyer. He advises and represents clients regarding wills, trusts, inheritances, powers of attorney, incapacity, undue influence, unjust enrichment claims, joint ownership, joint tenancy, joint accounts.

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Tony S.T. Kwan

  • Real Estate Development
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law

Tony Kwan has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. He practices in the areas of real estate development (from the initial purchase of the lands through to rezoning and then the eventual development and sale of individual units), commercial financing (acting for both lenders and borrowers) and major commercial transactions.

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Kate Mackay

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Finance

Kate is experienced in residential and commercial real estate development, commercial transactions, and finance. Kate acts primarily for real estate developers and lending institutions, but she also acts regularly for business owners with respect to private merger and acquisition transactions, including asset and share purchase transactions, amalgamations, and corporate reorganizations.

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Robert W. Mostar

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

Robert (“Bob”) Mostar has maintained a busy litigation practice since 1979. He works primarily in the area of Family Law, although his litigation practice remains varied and diverse, and includes personal injury and abuse and assault claims (including sex assault/abuse). He is an enthusiastic member of the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver practice group and, when appropriate, will try to guide clients away from the expensive and potentially destructive court system.

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Brian R. Purcell

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Leasing

Brian Purcell is the managing partner of PLLR Lawyers. His practise focuses primarily on corporate, commercial/business law, commercial real estate and commercial leasing.

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Clayton R. Rubinstein

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Litigation

Clayton Rubinstein practices civil litigation with a focus in construction disputes, estate litigation and personal injury, though he has also helped many clients in other areas of law. He enjoys working with his clients and strives to reach timely and effective resolutions of any issues they face.

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Thomas W. Russell

  • Real Estate Development
  • Corporate and Commercial Law

Thomas (“Tom”) Russell has been practicing law since 1972, and is one of the founding partners of PLLR. He practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, and corporate transactions.

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Vina E. Sayson

  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate and Incapacity Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Corporate and Commercial Law

Vina Sayson is a lawyer and trusted advisor to her clients, with over 18 years of experience helping clients with wills and estates, business law and real estate matters. In addition to guiding clients through personal matters such as their estate and incapacity planning and the probate and estate administration process, Vina also assists and advises clients with business and real estate transactions, commercial leasing and real estate development.

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Harkeerit Shoker

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Estate Planning

Harkeerit Shoker is a solicitor practicing in the areas of real estate, corporate and commercial law, and wills and estates. She has experience working on real estate development matters, residential conveyances, corporate transactions and structuring, and estate and incapacity planning. In doing this work, she drafts and reviews agreements and documents, advises clients across multiple areas of law, and researches complex matters.

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David Smart

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Law

David Smart is an experienced lawyer, dealing with dispute resolution and litigation. He was called to the Bar and began his legal practice in 1985. His practice now focuses on commercial law, construction disputes, real estate litigation and employment law.

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Zoe Suche

  • Family Law

Zoe Suche practices primarily in family law. She was called to the bar in Alberta in 2017, and in British Columbia in 2020. She is part of PLLR’s full-service family law practice, and has represented and advised clients regarding parenting, financial support, asset division, separation agreements, and cohabitation and prenuptial agreements.

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Anna Toth

  • Family Law

Anna Toth is a litigator dedicated to the practice of family law.  She has experience with the drafting of cohabitation and separation agreements; negotiating of interim and final settlements; and advancing legal proceedings in high conflict circumstances. As a lawyer, Anna prioritizes fierce empathy, candor, and preparedness.

 

 

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