Karoline Clarke Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2015 - British Columbia

Primary office:  Vancouver

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Karoline Clarke

Karoline is a partner practising in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. Her practice is primarily focused on commercial real estate law, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, leasing and financing.

She routinely assists clients in acquiring and disposing of assets, obtaining financing for new purchases and refinancing for currently held assets.

In addition to transactional work, Karoline provides practical and strategic advice on a broad range of development matters, including mixed-use commercial and residential strata projects, master planned communities, airspace subdivisions and phased developments. She reviews and advises on all manners of legal encumbrances and is familiar with the development agreements and requirements of municipalities across the Lower Mainland.

She obtained her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2014, and before joining Gowling WLG, she practiced at a well-established commercial real estate boutique law firm in downtown Vancouver.

Practice areas

Career & Recognition

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  • Canadian Bar Association
  • CREW
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Urban Development Institute
  • Vancouver Bar Association

Representative Work

  • Acting for purchasers and vendors in connection with acquisitions and dispositions of commercial and industrial property.
  • Acting for borrowers in obtaining debt and equity financing, including acquisition and construction financing and deposit protection insurance facilities.
  • Acting for clients in a variety of commercial transactions, including negotiating and drafting asset purchase agreements, share purchase agreements, loan documents and confidentiality agreements.
  • Assisting both commercial landlords and tenants in the preparation and negotiation of leases.