Who We Are


Terra Law Corporation (Terra Law) was founded in July, 2013 by Russ Benson, Bev Ellingson, Glenn Leung, and Elizabeth Yip, four long-time colleagues who decided to leave equity partnership at McCarthy Tetrault LLP to start a commercial real estate boutique, the first of its kind in British Columbia.With almost 100 years of combined legal experience, Benson, Ellingson, Leung, and Yip have a well-established track record of success in advising local, regional, national and international commercial real estate clients, including public and private companies, REITs, private equity firms, governments and financial institutions. They have been involved in countless purchase, sale and financing transactions involving all commercial real estate asset classes, commercial, residential and mixed-use development projects, leasing, joint venture/partnership structuring, hotel and resort projects, and clean energy and infrastructure projects.

Terra Law commercial real estate lawyers understand the pressures associated with the commercial real estate business. Our responsiveness and availability allows clients to take advantage of opportunities on-the-fly. We are experienced, allowing us to get deals closed while protecting our clients’ interests. We are creative, allowing us to customize innovative solutions for unique situations. And, we are practical, allowing us to provide efficient, cost effective advice to our clients.

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