Before joining Mandell Pinder LLP, Betty was in-house counsel for one of the cities in the Lower Mainland, delivering legal services across all departments. She has experience drafting bylaws and policies and advising on a variety of contracts and regulatory matters. Before becoming a lawyer, Betty was a Notary Public. In that capacity, she conducted residential and commercial real estate transactions, including processing land purchases and mortgages.
In her work at Mandell Pinder, Betty supports Indigenous clients and their businesses with negotiations, land transactions – both on-reserve and off-reserve, commercial transactions of all types, policy and law development and governance issues.
Betty is committed to building relationships with clients and understanding their needs and values to provide practical and thoughtful solutions. She is familiar with the unique needs that arise for local governments and elected officials in their day-to-day operations. She is honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of the advancement of the interests of First Nations and collaborate with First Nations on real estate matters, negotiations with different levels of government, governance structures, and their many exciting initiatives.
Betty was called to the bar in 2019 and joined Mandell Pinder LLP in 2022 after representing a city in the Lower Mainland as in-house counsel.
J.D., University of Victoria, 2018
M.A., Simon Fraser University, 2013
B.Comm, University of British Columbia, 2010
Facilitated additions to reserve applications for First Nations governments in coordination with federal and provincial governments.
Negotiated and drafted agreements for First Nations governments regarding the operation of infrastructure on reserve lands.
Drafted commercial agreements for First Nations governments dealing with matters on and off reserve.
Member, Law Society of B.C.
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
PBLI – Overview of Different Types of First Nations Lands and Jurisdiction, November 23, 2022