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Neil Kornfeld

Kornfeld LLP | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A lawyer since 1977


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Kornfeld LLP
505 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7X 1M5
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E. Neil Kornfeld, K.C., stands out as a beacon in the legal landscape of British Columbia, primarily recognized for his exceptional work in real estate law. His career spans over 25 years, showcasing a robust expertise in handling the legal intricacies of commercial and residential development. Kornfeld has played a pivotal role in the transformation of significant and character-rich sites, navigating through the complexities of density transfers, heritage preservation, land assemblies, and rezoning processes with unparalleled skill.

In addition to his profound impact on the real estate sector, Kornfeld has carved a niche in the realm of insolvency. He offers comprehensive legal services to a wide array of clients, including lenders, creditors, debtors, receivers, and trustees in bankruptcy. His proficiency covers the gamut of collections, foreclosures, bankruptcies, receiverships, and reorganizations, making him a trusted advisor in times of financial distress.

Kornfeld's journey in law commenced with his education at the University of British Columbia, where he not only earned his LLB from the Faculty of Law but also honed his knowledge in Economics. His career took a significant leap forward when he joined Freeman & Company. Demonstrating remarkable legal acumen, he ascended to partnership within just four years, eventually leading the firm's insolvency law department and making notable contributions to its real estate and banking divisions.

His legal prowess has seen him represent clients across various court levels, including the esteemed Supreme Court of Canada. Kornfeld is particularly celebrated for his advisory roles in cases interpreting the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Acts, showcasing his deep understanding and application of the law.

A Vancouver native, Kornfeld's roots in the city run deep, reflected in his commitment to its development and legal community. He is a founding partner of Kornfeld LLP, bringing his vision and leadership to the forefront of legal practice. Outside the courtroom and office, Kornfeld is a devoted father to two daughters, embodying the values of family and professional excellence.

His areas of practice span the critical sectors of Real Estate Transactions & Development and Lending & Finance, further solidifying his role as a versatile legal expert. Admitted to the British Columbia bar in 1977, Kornfeld's career is a testament to his enduring dedication, expertise, and influence in shaping the legal and real estate landscapes of British Columbia.


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