Matthew Swanson is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer in our Vancouver office. Matthew's practice covers all aspects of corporate, commercial and civil litigation, including contract law, real estate law, construction law and franchise law.
Recognized as a leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyer, Matthew has extensive experience acting for companies and individuals in critical business and personal disputes. He regularly handles matters involving collapsing and collapsed transactions, contract terminations, misrepresentation claims and disputes relating to the breakdown of business relationships. He handles matters arising under the
Real Estate Development Marketing Act ("REDMA"), the
Builders Lien Act and the
Franchises Act (British Columbia).
Matthew has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia. He has conducted numerous trials and summary trials and has appeared as counsel before the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. He has also conducted numerous mediations and arbitrations. His clients include some of British Columbia's and Canada's leading companies, including real estate developers, landlords, franchisors and franchisees as well as companies involved in all levels of the construction industry.
Matthew is a
frequent author and speaker. He has written and spoken extensively on a broad range of litigation and dispute resolution issues, including topics relating to real estate law, construction law and franchise law. He is the author of leading publications on the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA) and Franchises Act (British Columbia).