- Corporate Commercial Litigation
- IP Litigation
- Public Law
|University ||University of Toronto, B.A., English/History, 1989|
|Law School||University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1992|
|Admitted||1993, 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 businesses, including financial institutions, real estate developers and technology companies, in efficiently resolving their commercial and regulatory issues through litigation, arbitration or in more informal ways.
Ms. Martz has special expertise in regard to real estate disputes, including issues arising under the BCReal Estate Development Marketing Act(REDMA). She has acted for numerous developers in defending claims brought by purchasers seeking to avoid their contracts and provided strategic advice to management and training for sales staff on best practices for compliance withREDMA. She has also acted for the Urban Development Institute inREDMAmatters.
Ms. Martz also has expertise in regard to technology and intellectual property rights. She has assisted rights-holders in claims of copyright and trade-mark infringement involving domain names, website content and online file sharing and acted in disputes involving software and technology licensing agreements.
Ms. Martz also acts in matters involving aboriginal law and has been counsel to a number of private sector operators in their dealings with First Nations.
In addition to appearing in courts at all levels in BC, Ms. Martz has acted as commission counsel in several public inquiries and for the Province of BC and is familiar with administrative and public law issues. She is the author of numerous online publications on real estate, aboriginal law and technology matters and has been a presenter at Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Trial Lawyers Association of BC and Lexpert seminars.
Ms. Martz is featured in 2012Benchmark Canada, The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.
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Disclosure re: Deposit Protection Contract Requires Careful Drafting
Lisa Martz, August 18, 2014
In Chaisson v. Avra Developments Corp. 2014 BCSC 925, the B.C. Supreme Court considered the argument that a developer’s failure to disclose a specific calendar date for the effective date of a deposit protection contract was a breach of the Real Estate Development Marketing Act...
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...
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