Local Professional

Andrew P. Prior

B.A. (Hons) LL.B.

Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate Law

e-Mail:  lawyers@pihl.ca

Andrew is one of our Shareholders practicing in Civil and Commercial Litigation. Before moving to Kelowna in 2013 to join Pihl Law Corporation, Andrew was a partner in the Vancouver office of a national business law firm.

Andrew has appeared before all levels of Court in British Columbia, as well as courts in Alberta, Newfoundland and the Yukon. Andrew also has extensive arbitration and mediation experience and has assisted clients with a large variety of injunctions and applications for declaratory relief.

Andrew has wide-ranging experience with business disputes and civil litigation, but has a particular focus on property law, construction and builders liens, as well as residential and commercial real estate development. Andrew has represented some of British Columbia’s largest developers in a wide assortment of real estate disputes and has also represented both commercial landlords and tenants with lease disputes, orders for possession, and rental renewal arbitrations.

Andrew has spoken at legal seminars on builders liens and representing developers in real estate development disputes. He has also written a number of articles about matters impacting land use and development in British Columbia.

Andrew otherwise enjoys a diverse practice that has included banking litigation, debt collection, professional negligence and product liability, and insurance defence.

Andrew has been involved in Pro Bono initiatives since being called to the British Columbia bar.

Business Disputes

  • Shareholders Disputes
  • Oppression Remedies
  • Injunctions and Declaratory relief

Commercial Litigation

  • Breach of contract
  • Negligent misrepresentation and economic loss
  • Professional negligence and product liability

Construction and Real Estate Disputes

  • Builders Liens
  • Construction deficiency claims
  • Partition of Property Act and Property Law Act petitions
  • Municipal Law and Planning

Real Estate Development

  • Regulatory compliance with the Real Estate Development Marketing Act
  • Disputes between co-owners, joint venturers, and partners surrounding the assembly and development of land

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