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Paul McLennan

Paul McLennan studied law at the University of Manitoba, the University of Victoria in British Columbia graduating with his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 2003 and the University of Toronto earning his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in 2006.

After summering, articling and being employed as an associate with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP at its Toronto office in the corporate commercial and commercial real estate practice areas, Paul co-founded Contreras McLennan – Barristers & Solicitors in January 2006. In 2011, he relocated from Toronto to Canada’s west coast initially opening McLennan Law Office, now Contreras McLennan Law Corporation.

While attending the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Paul won many prestigious awards and prizes including:

  • The David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing – Awarded annually by The Advocate (the journal of the legal profession of British Columbia) for a paper which best exemplifies the presentation of a legal subject in a literate and persuasive manner;
  • The Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Research –Awarded annually to a student(s) who has produced an excellent research paper in the area of Intellectual Property Law or directly related areas; and
  • The Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Award for Excellence in Real Property Transactions – Awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the Real Property Transactions course.

In addition, Paul was the recipient of a Bell University Laboratories Scholarship while undertaking his Master of Laws degree at the University of Toronto.

Paul has successfully represented clients at the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal of Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada as well as in front of various boards and tribunals. In addition, he has gained broad hands on experience in resolving disputes through negotiation and mediation – his preferred method of settling contentious matters. Paul is a fully trained mediator, arbitrator and collaborative law family lawyer.

Paul is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the British Columbia Bar Association.

Contact Paul at (778) 440-3588 or email at: pm@contrerasmclennan.com

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