Kelowna Real Estate Lawyers

residential, commercial & DEVELOPMENT


Thomas Butler LLP is a Kelowna law firm with an extensive real estate practice. We provide comprehensive advice and trusted legal services to homeowners, builders, buyers and sellers, developers, landlords and commercial tenants. 

The lawyers in the firm have been providing advice to real estate clients for many years, so you can be confident you are in good hands.  

Regardless of each client's specific needs, we provide the same level of high-quality service, timeliness and accuracy every person and business should expect and receive from their legal counsel. Our objective is always to provide the best legal advice and service, even when urgency is required.


buying and selling property


Buying or selling real property can be one of life's major transactions and often involves the majority of a person's net worth.  Obtaining seasoned legal support to guide you through the purchase or sale of your biggest asset is wise.  For example, prior to you removing the subjects on a purchase a lawyer can explain any charges on title, such as easements, covenants, and the like, that might affect your planned use and enjoyment of the property. You will be fully informed prior to you committing to the purchase.  

mortgage lending


The real estate counsel at Thomas Butler LLP act on behalf of major banks, credit unions and Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs) as well as groups of syndicated lenders that provide mortgages to commercial and residential buyers. We assist MICs and lenders in establishing individual mortgage contracts and take legal steps to recover on security in the event of default.

MICs and syndicated lenders offer financing to individuals and corporations that do not qualify for traditional mortgages. Experienced legal advice is necessary for these lenders to properly secure their loans.

At Thomas Butler LLP, we provide the full scope of legal services necessary for major banks, credit unions, MICs and lending groups to successfully execute their business objectives. Our work includes transactional work and foreclosure proceedings.

commercial real estate


We are dedicated to relationship building with our commercial real estate clients. With our in-depth knowledge of clients, we are able to recommend the necessary steps to protect their business interests as well as to achieve their financial objectives. Our commercial real estate practice includes:

  • Bare Trusts
  • Commercial leases
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Joint ventures and limited partnerships
  • Mortgage lending 

We represent landlords and tenants as well as lenders and developers in the Kelowna area and throughout the region. Our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience in real estate, including development on First Nations lands in the Okanagan. 

land & Property development


At Thomas Butler LLP, our lawyers provide property transaction services and legal advice to developers in the Okanagan who look for timeliness, solid legal advice and lawyer accessibility.

Based in Kelowna, our land development lawyers provide services for developers of new projects or those who wish to transform an existing development into a new complex. For example, we aid developers creating:

  • Joint ventures
  • Subdivisions
  • Strata developments
  • Commercial developments
  • Developments on First Nations lands

We perform all the necessary legal work that developers require in order to successfully complete a project, including:

  • Drafting and registering all local government requirements
  • Disclosure statements
  • Strata and subdivision plan registration

Our past clients have included developers in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, the Kootenays and elsewhere in BC, including on First Nations lands. We are proud to offer personal service in addition to seasoned legal advice.

First Nations land


The Westbank First Nation, located near Kelowna, British Columbia, was one of the first bands in Canada to become self-governing. The real estate development, lease acquisition and commercial expansion on those First Nations lands has been substantial.

At Thomas Butler LLP, have experience and knowledge in the use and development of First Nations lands. We are therefore well equipped to offer legal tools to those seeking to develop First Nations land.

We have structured the development of one of the largest residential subdivisions on First Nations land near Kelowna. In addition to this experience, we are experienced in the conveyance and mortgaging of First Nations property.

Meet Our Real Estate Lawyers