Jada Tellier joined Mandell Pinder LLP as an associate in 2021 after practicing at regional, national and boutique law firms specializing in real property development and transactions.
Jada has experience working with real estate developers on all aspects of numerous commercial, residential and mixed-use projects throughout the Lower Mainland. She draws on this experience to facilitate economic prosperity for First Nations by assisting First Nations with a variety of land related matters including: acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leasing, development approvals, adding lands to reserve and negotiating different interests in land such as easements, covenants and rights-of-way. Jada also assists First Nations with land code matters including designations and the drafting of ancillary laws and policies.
Jada grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Prior to practicing law, she graduated from a pre-professional contemporary dance program in Edmonton and worked as a gallery sales associate at a Northwest Coast Native art gallery in Vancouver. She continues to be an avid supporter of all forms of visual and performing arts. In her spare time, she volunteers on the Board of DanceHouse, a not-for-profit organization which presents international calibre dance programming for Vancouver audiences.
B.A., University of British Columbia, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009
J.D., University of Toronto, 2016
Professional Standing & Affiliations
Member, Law Society of B.C. (2017)
Past Co-Chair, Aboriginal Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (2019-2020)
Executive Member, Aboriginal Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Publications & Presentations
“Due Diligence on First Nations Lands” speaking engagement for Real Estate Development on First Nations Lands Conference, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Vancouver, BC (December 2019)