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Norman Chow has over 32 years of experience in Commercial, Real Estate and Corporate transactions in Vancouver.  Norman assists individuals and families with their personal real estate conveyancing and estate planning.  He assists business operators and professionals with their business contracts, legal structure, leasing and franchising requirements. As well, Norman assists real estate developers, commercial lenders and investors with multi-phase projects, syndication and joint ventures, commercial loan security, and the development, purchase and sale of large commercial properties and projects.  Norman has actively represented a number of businesses and families for over 30 years.

Norman’s larger Real Estate legal transactions include the assembly of lands for the construction and sale of multi-phase mixed use projects having over 500 residential units; the development of multi-tower air space projects; the purchase and development of a village market commercial and residential project; the purchase and sale of premier investment grade commercial properties; the development of recreation properties in a ski resort; the development of strata lot hotels; the development of residential lands in golf communities and on aboriginal reserve lands, and the restoration of culturally significant properties in Chinatown.  Many of these projects required the preparation of Disclosure Statements under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act.

Norman is equally committed to assisting individuals and families with purchases of residential properties, including sublease interests on aboriginal reserve lands, organizing ownership of family real estate and dealing with succession issues by preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney, Wills and Representation Agreements.

Norman assists health care, accounting and other professionals with the incorporation and affiliation of their practices, and he provides business owners with advice on leasing, shareholders and operating agreements, and franchising.

Norman joined Burns Fitzpatrick in January, 2015.  Previously, Norman was a Senior Real Estate Associate Counsel in a highly regarded Vancouver law firm, he operated his own law firm, and he was partner in a national law firm.

Norman is the owner of several active businesses, and he previously operated multiple American franchises in Vancouver.

  • Member, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  • Member, Arbutus Club