Allen / McMillan
Allen / McMillan is a litigation boutique located in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Allen / McMillan was founded by two experienced litigators, Greg Allen and Wes McMillan, with the goal of being a leading litigation boutique at the forefront of innovative and effective legal representation. We are unafraid of new ideas. We don’t care about “the way it’s always been done”. We are advocates, as comfortable on our feet in court as we are negotiating with opposing counsel.
What sets us apart:
We care passionately about winning, recognizing that the path to victory for our clients is not always the well-worn path of others.
Our Practice Areas
business & contract disputes
We strive to understand your business so that we can provide practical, solution-focused advice that helps you achieve your goals, both inside and outside of the litigation. We also have the experience and tenacity to take your case to trial if that is the path you choose.
real estate litigation
Real estate litigation is our bread and butter. Our lawyers have represented owners, buyers, sellers, developers, strata corporations, industry groups and real estate agents in a myriad of matters. We pride ourselves on being the go to lawyers for real estate disputes.
Professional & Administrative Regulation
We represent individuals in their interactions with a wide variety of administrative professional regulatory bodies, as well as associated appeals and applications for judicial review.
Our lawyers have appeared as counsel in precedent-setting defamation cases and written scholarly articles on the ins and outs of the various defences to a claim in defamation.
Our construction litigation practice dovetails with our real estate litigation knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive advice to clients concerning all matters related to the construction project and the land on which it sits.
shareholders & directors disputes
When a shareholders’ or directors’ dispute lands on our desk, there are a number courses of action a client can take with pros and cons to each option. We not only know the law, we provide timely strategic advice to make sure our clients take the right steps to ensure the best chance of a favourable outcome.
We have specific experience with issues concerning strata-titled hotels, shared use and ownership of strata property, leases of common property and strata lots, cost-sharing arrangements, enforcement of charges registered on title, enforcement of municipal bylaws, and complex governance issues.
Our experience in the fields of real estate and construction litigation gives us a unique and valuable perspective on zoning and permitting issues in the municipal realm.
Our lawyers have appeared numerous times before the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, acting as counsel in leading appellate decisions in such diverse areas of law as real estate law, strata property law, religious freedom, criminal sentencing, extradition, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, defamation and civil procedure.