Saravan Veylan



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Education & Qualifications

  • British Columbia Bar (2010)
  • Alberta Bar (2015)
  • Yukon Bar (2017)
  • LLB (New Brunswick, 2009)
  • B.Comm. (Alberta, 2001)

Sarvi Veylan’s practice focuses on real estate, financial services and corporate commercial law.

Sarvi works closely with business owners and operators in a variety of industries, including tourism, financial services, retail, health care, mining and natural resources. He has recently been involved in several high profile commercial and industrial property transactions and developments; private company mergers, acquisitions and combinations, multi-jurisdictional structured sale transactions, and corporate restructuring transactions and proceedings.

  • Executive, Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch Real Property subsection (Co-Chair, present; Treasurer, 2017-2018; Legislative Liaison, 2016-2017)
  • Member, British Columbia Real Estate Commission Drug Operations Group (2017-present)
  • Director, Vancouver Bar Association (2012-2014)
  • Volunteer, Access Pro Bono Society of B.C. (2010-present)
  • Counsel to property owners in acquisitions and divestitures of large industrial, commercial and residential rental properties and real estate portfolios, with values ranging between $40 million and $150 million in Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Whistler and Northern British Columbia
  • Counsel to operator in a large industrial development on Port Metro Vancouver lands
  • Counsel to a lender in a $40 million loan transaction related to industrial development of port lands
  • Counsel to real estate developers in multi-family, single family subdivision, commercial and industrial projects in Metro Vancouver and surrounding areas
  • Counsel to corporations and real estate investment trusts in acquisitions and divestitures of commercial properties in resorts across North America, including major properties in Whistler, British Columbia
  • Counsel to a REIT on a $160 million sale of six seniors’ lodge properties in Alberta and British Columbia
  • British Columbia counsel to the purchaser of the Canadian operation of a large, multi-national consumer goods manufacturer
  • Counsel to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association in its founding of the Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence



  • University of New Brunswick George McAllister Prize in Torts (highest standing in torts)
  • University of New Brunswick Allan Earle Scholarship (academic excellence)
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot (Canadian Round) top 25 oral advocate