Goluboff & Mazzei

Our Legal Team

PROUDLY SERVING THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY SINCE 1979

Call 604.925.6900

Our Lawyers

Most of our lawyers have over 20 years of legal experience.
Together with our professional and educated support staff, we provide outstanding service to clients.

Richard M. Goluboff

PARTNER

Direct. 604.925.6901
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. richard@gmlawyers.ca

Richard started his practice of law in West Vancouver on October 1, 1974.

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney & Representation Agreements
  • Probate & Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 1970
  • British Columbia, 1974

Languages

  • English

Education

University of Saskatchewan, College of Law
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
LL.B. – 1969
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
B.A. – 1966

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions Club (45 year member)

W. Gerald Mazzei

PARTNER

Direct. 604.925.6902
Mobile. 604.880.4193
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. gerry@gmlawyers.ca

Areas Of Practice

  • Residential Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • General Litigation
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney & Representation Agreements
  • Mediator Services
  • Corporate

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 1973

Languages

  • English

Education

University of Saskatchewan, College of Law
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
LL.B. – 1972
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
B.A. – 1972

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • B.C. Mediators Civil Roster

Edna S.C. Cheung

LAWYER

Direct. 604.925.6918
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. echeung@gmlawyers.ca

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Residential Real Estate

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 1992

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese Chinese

Education

York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LL.B. – 1991
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
B.Comm. – 1988

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia (Real Estate Section)
  • Continuing Legal Education, Author and Editor

Stewart Elworthy

LAWYER

Direct. 604.925.6912
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. selworthy@gmlawyers.ca

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • General Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 2011
  • Alberta, 2010

Languages

  • English

Education

University of Nottingham School of Law
Nottingham, England
LL.B. Honours – 2006
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
B.A. – 2002

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia

Hourak Rahmani

LAWYER

Direct. 604.925.6911
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. hrahmani@gmlawyers.ca

Areas Of Practice

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Private Lending Real Estate
  • Securities

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2006

Languages

  • English

Representative Work

Corporate & Commercial

  • Structuring and drafting asset purchase, share purchase and share exchange transactions
  • Preparation of Loan/debt documents; settlement agreements & releases
  • Confidentiality, non-competition, non-disclosure, non-solicitation agreements and consulting agreements
  • Assist clients with incorporations including shareholder’s agreements, continuations, minority shareholder issues and corporate re-organizations (such as share splits/rollbacks, creation or deletion of new classes of shares)

Real Estate

  • Residential and commercial conveyancing
  • Mortgages, including private lending
  • Property development and construction financing

Securities

Advise clients on corporate governance matters, directors’ and officers’ liability, fiduciary duties, shareholder rights and minority shareholder issues.

Advise private (start-ups) and public companies on securities, corporate and commercial matters, including:

 

  • Initial public offerings
  • Mergers & acquisitions, including plans of arrangement, amalgamation and share exchange transactions (ranging in value from $2.5 million to $145 million)
  • TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange listings
  • Private placements
  • Debt financings
  • Capital pool companies
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Continuous disclosure

Education

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
LL.B. – 2004
University of British Columbia, Faculty of International Relations
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
B.A. – 2000

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia

Ardeshir Darabi

LAWYER

Direct. 604.925.6907
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. adarabi@gmlawyers.ca

Areas Of Practice

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Technology, Intellectual Property & Privacy Law

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 1998

Languages

  • English

Representative Work

  • Structuring, negotiating and documenting acquisition and divestiture transactions including share and asset purchases
  • Incorporation of federal and British Columbia companies and shareholder agreements
  • Startup companies
  • Purchase, sale and financing of commercial and residential leases
  • General and limited partnership agreements and formation of limited partnerships
  • Co-ownership agreements and constructions and development agreements
  • Negotiating and preparing commercial leases, subleases and lease extensions
  • Subdivisions and consolidations
  • Negotiating covenants, easements, rights of way and other land development agreements
  • Negotiating and preparing licensing, distribution, reseller, agency, software and technology development, confidentiality and non-competition and IT outsourcing agreements
  • Protection, commercialization and enforcement of intellectually property
  • Conducting trademark availability searches, providing trademark registrability opinions and filing and prosecuting Canadian trademark applications

Education

York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Master of Laws – 2005
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
LL.B. – 1997
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) – 1990

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Trademark Agent (Canada)

Our Support Staff

At Goluboff & Mazzei, we take pride in being part of Greater Vancouver's legal community.
We are committed to our profession and to the people who surround us.

Sandra Johnson

Corporate/Litigation Paralegal

Direct. 604.925.6903
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. sandra@gmlawyers.ca

Leigh–Anne Couchman

Real Estate Paralegal

Direct. 604.925.6910
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. leighanne@gmlawyers.ca

Ashley Winterton

Conveyancer

Direct. 604.925.6913
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. ashley@gmlawyers.ca

Ashley Commodore

Receptionist

Direct. 604.925.6900
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. reception@gmlawyers.ca

Afsaneh Noori

Legal Assistant/Conveyancer

Direct. 604.925.6914
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. afsaneh@gmlawyers.ca

Shanaz Kabir

Legal Assistant

Direct. 604.925.6908
Fax. 604.926.7817
Email. shanaz@gmlawyers.ca

Vancouver’s
Experienced Legal Team

For over 40 years, Goluboff & Mazzei has been a trusted member of the North Shore community. With our warm, personable approach and dedication to providing innovative, intelligent advice, generations of clients have grown to trust us to serve as their legal guides.

Most of our areas of practice are listed above and in each area of practice we try to provide you with the caring, professional legal advice you deserve. Call any time for a free initial consultation.

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

At Goluboff & Mazzei, most of our lawyers have over 20 years of practice experience. When representing clients in civil litigation issues, we put this experience to work.

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Corporate Law

Goluboff & Mazzei's corporate and commercial business lawyers have acted for start-ups, social enterprises, entrepreneurs, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.

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Employment Law

From termination to labour conflicts, work-related issues can be overwhelming. That is why when it comes to employment law, it is imperative to have skilled representation.

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Family Law

Goluboff & Mazzei offers a range of family law services including parenting agreements, property and cohabitation, divorce, collaborative family law, and property division.

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Mediation

At Goluboff & Mazzei, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to dispute resolution. We recognize the importance of filtering through the distractions and finding the root of the problem.

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Personal Injury

If you have been injured, no matter what the cause, contact Goluboff & Mazzei on the North Shore for a free thirty-minute consultation to determine if you have a triable claim.

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Real Estate Law

The West Vancouver real estate lawyers at Goluboff & Mazzei each have more than 20 years of experience advising clients from around the world on virtually all aspects of BC real estate law.

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Wills & Estates

Our lawyers handle probate efficiently. It can normally be achieved within a reasonable time frame, and more quickly than if the executor attempted to do it independently.

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Intellectual Property

We have extensive experience preparing and negotiating various commercial contracts, and advising clients in a range of business sectors, including expertise in the technology sector.

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Contingency fee arrangements will be considered on some civil litigation cases.

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Goluboff & Mazzei
Suite #201 – 585 16th Street,
West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3R8

Goluboff & Mazzei