Erika Lambert-Shirzad

Senior Associate

Vancouver
ELambertShirzad@blg.com
604.632.3461

Erika has a multi-disciplinary solicitor/litigator practice. She focuses primarily in the areas of environmental, municipal, health, expropriation and regulatory law.

She has extensive experience drafting bylaws and policies, conducting legal research, providing legal advice and opinions and negotiating and drafting agreements. 

She has also acted as counsel in legal proceedings before administrative tribunals and in civil litigation, judicial review and injunction proceedings before all levels of British Columbia courts.

Experience

  • Drafted bylaws and policies regulating, among other things, construction, farming, flooding, governance, highways, land subdivision, use and development, licencing, municipal taxation, noise control, professional credentialing and discipline, soil deposit and removal, and signs.
  • Negotiated and drafted a wide variety of legal agreements including, but not limited to:
    • confidentiality and intellectual property agreements;
    • construction, infrastructure and expropriation agreements;
    • environmental remediation, water service, and flooding agreements;
    • real estate agreements (e.g. covenants, development agreements, easements, encroachment agreements, housing agreements, latecomer agreements, leases, licences, parking agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and statutory right of ways); and
    • technology service and telecommunication agreements.
  • Acted as counsel in legal proceedings before administrative tribunals. Representative cases can be viewed below:
  • Acted as counsel in civil litigation, judicial review and injunction proceedings before all levels of British Columbia courts. Representative cases can be viewed below:

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association: Health Section Executive and Administrative Law, Public Sector Lawyers, Civil Litigation, Municipal Law, and Real Property Section

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyer, Access Pro Bono
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
  • Supervising Lawyer, Pro Bono Students Canada/UBC Homeless ID Clinic

Awards & Recognitions

 

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2012
  • JD, Dalhousie University, 2011