Born just down the road in Chilliwack, Lesley spent most of her formative years in North Vancouver. She attended Upper Lynn Elementary, graduated from Argyle Secondary and went up the hill in Burnaby to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University. Lesley went east to gain her law degree from the University of Toronto in 1991, but turned back around and headed home, to be called to the British Columbia Bar in 1992.
Lesley feels fortunate to have enjoyed 20+ years as a lawyer – from her start in a large national law firm, through progressive legal and executive positions in an even larger global financial institution and, most recently, as the founder of a small, focused legal practice on the North Shore.
At Lakes, Whyte, Lesley continues her emphasis on providing personalized, local service in the areas of estate planning and estate administration, as well as providing real estate and small business assistance.
Lesley’s professional memberships include the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association, and she holds an executive position with the North Shore Bar Association. Lesley’s local business memberships include the North Shore Seniors Service Providers, the North Shore Business Network and the Kiwanis Club of North Vancouver. She is also active on the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society, which provides below-market rental apartments for seniors across the North Shore.
Despite a few career journeys east (first to Toronto and later to New York), Lesley always returns to her roots in the west. She is a devoted resident of the North Shore, as she believes there is no better place to live. She loves being surrounded by her family – husband, kids, dog and cat – and spending downtime immersed in the forests in our backyard (even when it’s raining!)
Wills & Estates, Real Estate Lawyer, North Vancouver, BC
WILLS, ESTATES AND TRUSTS
- Wills & Estate Planning
- Powers of Attorney
- Representation Agreements
- Probate & Estate Administration
- Family Law Agreements
- Purchase and Sale of Residential Property
- Mortgages & Refinancing
- Survivorship Transfers
- Co-ownership Agreements
- Ownership Agreements
- The Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association
- North Shore Bar Association (President)