Emily McClendon

Senior Associate


Emily practices in the Commercial Real Estate Group and provides legal guidance on all aspects of real estate transactions.

Emily assists clients with commercial and residential developments, buying and selling real estate, and land use and subdivision. She advises landlords and tenants with respect to major commercial leases, subleases, assignments, and associated risks.

Emily advises clients on administrative proceedings such as reconsideration of development permits and rezoning applications. She also provides oral and written opinions on legislation impacting her clients, including the scope of authority under the Land Title Act, Community Charter, Vancouver Charter, Local Government Act and Land Owner Transparency Act reporting requirements.

Prior to joining BLG, Emily practiced municipal law and commercial real estate law at mid-sized firms in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

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Professional Involvement

  • Co-chair , Municipal Law Subsection of the CBABC
  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association B.C. Municipal Law Section
  • Member, the British Columbia Expropriation Association

Community Involvement

  • Former director, Vancouver Chamber Choir Board

Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient of the GSU Land Use Award, 2013

Bar Admission & Education

  • Washington State, 2020
  • British Columbia, 2017
  • Georgia State, 2015
  • JD, GSU College of Law, 2014
  • MCRP in City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
  • BS in Applied Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008