Lisa Martz: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Lisa Martz

Vancouver,  BC  Canada

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  • Aboriginal
  • Corporate Commercial Litigation
  • Public Law
  • IP Litigation
  • Litigation
University University of Toronto, B.A., English/History, 1989
Law SchoolUniversity of British Columbia, LL.B., 1992
Admitted1993, British Columbia

Lisa Martz is a partner in the Vancouver office who carries on a general civil and commercial litigation practice within the Firm's Litigation Group.

Ms. Martz handles the full range of business disputes that arise in relation to commercial contracts and professional relationships. She assists major companies, including financial institutions, real estate developers and technology companies, in efficiently resolving their commercial and regulatory issues, as well as those involving litigation in the area of aboriginal law.

Ms. Martz has special expertise in regard to issues arising under the B.C. Real Estate Development Marketing Act, which governs the marketing and sale of condominiums in the province.

Ms. Martz also has expertise in regard to intellectual property rights. She assists major brand owners with the enforcement of their trade-mark portfolios and deals with e-commerce and other Internet-related issues (e.g. domain name disputes and online copyright infringement and defamation claims).

In addition to appearing in courts at all levels in British Columbia, she has acted as commission counsel in several public inquiries and is familiar with administrative and public law issues.

Ms. Martz is featured in 2012 Benchmark Canada, The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a future star.

Ms. Martz received a BA in English and History from the University of Toronto in 1989 and her LLB from the University of British Columbia in 1992. She was called to the British Columbia bar in 1993 and joined McCarthy Tétrault that same year.

Ms. Martz was founding chair of the board of Leave out ViolencE BC (LOVE BC), the BC branch of a national charity dedicated to helping young people work against youth violence, and has served as a member of the board of the UBC Law Alumni Association.


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Woo v. Onni: B.C. Court of Appeal Rejects Post-Closing Rescission
Lisa Martz, April 24, 2014
In Woo v. Onni (Woo ), released on March 4, 2014, the B.C. Court of Appeal rejected the argument that a developer’s failure to deliver an amendment to a disclosure statement entitled purchasers to rescind their purchase contracts almost 1.5 years after they closed on their strata lots. This...

BCCA Overturns Decision Allowing Post-Closing Rescission Of Pre-Sale Condo Contracts
Lisa Martz, March 13, 2014
On March 4, 2014, the B.C. Court of Appeal released its judgment in Woo v. Onni 2014 BCCA 76, reversing the decision of the court below which was the first to allow purchasers to rescind their contracts under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (“REDMA”) post-closing.

The British Columbia Court of Appeal Confirms Limits on the Duty to Consult in Face of Mine Owner’s Rights: Louis v. British Columbia (Minister of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources)
Stephanie Axmann,Lisa Martz, October 7, 2013
On September 26, 2013, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) released an important decision regarding the scope of the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples in regard to government approvals for existing resource extraction operations.

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Lisa Martz

777 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 1300
VancouverBC V7Y 1K2

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