Real estate, project finance, construction and environmental law relevant to infrastructure, complex commercial/industrial and mixed use developments.
Projects range from convention centre and marina/float plane terminal, hospitals, health care facilities, complex commercial developments on First Nations lands, conventional, natural gas and run-of-river power plants, to master planned residential and mixed use communities.
Max Collett provides quality, timely and practical advice on all legal matters pertaining to complex commercial real estate development, with expertise in environmental law.
Max assists developers, First Nation economic development companies, governmental agencies and health authorities, among others, to structure, finance, construct, operate and sell institutional, industrial, commercial and residential developments. Projects range from complex mixed-use strata developments, commercial developments on First Nations lands to institutional projects undertaken pursuant to public-private partnerships. See Representative Work below. Max has extensive experience negotiating procurement and construction contracts. Max advises clients on environmental aspects of commercial transactions particularly with respect to due diligence, regulatory compliance, and remediation of contaminated sites.
Max is a member of the firm's Executive Committee, past Vice-Chair of the Business Law Department
and the Chair of the firm's Environmental Law Specialty Group
. He is the author of numerous publications and presentations, including contributing editor of the Environmental Law chapter of CLE BC "Advising BC Businesses", co-author of “Environment: Canada” in Practical Law Company Cross-Border Environment Handbook (2011/2012), “Land Development Near Fish Habitat: From Discretion to Science”, the Continuing Legal Education: Environmental Law: Managing Risks (2011), and “Allocating Environmental Liability When Buying and Selling Contaminated Land”, Doing Business with Contaminated Land, Pacific Business and Law Institute (2010).