Associate - Langley
Manika Rajan is a dual-qualified lawyer practicing in the Langley office; she was called to the Law Society of England and Wales in 2005, and called to the British Columbia Bar in 2011.
Ms. Rajan articled with Lindsay Kenney LLP, and is an Associate Solicitor practicing in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Group. Manika focuses her legal practice in the following areas:
Residential and Commercial Property – Manika assists realtors, lenders and clients in handling both residential and commercial property sale and purchase transactions; preparing and advising parties on contracts, covenants, easements and guidance on strata issues. She represents and advises both landlords and tenants on commercial and residential leases. Manika also works with financial institutions, private lenders and borrowers in residential and commercial lending.
Wills, Trusts and Estates – Manika advises clients on general estate planning issues including: drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care representation agreements. She liaises with tax advisors on corporate re-organizations, business succession and implementing estate freezes. Manika advises personal representatives and beneficiaries on estate administration, assists with obtaining grants of representation, and handles the administration and distribution of estates. Manika also advises and represents parties on potential estate litigation matters.
Corporate and Commercial – Manika regularly advises buyers and sellers in negotiating asset and share purchase or sale transactions, from initial negotiations to completion. She advises on corporate structuring, preparation of shareholder agreements and corporate re-organizations. Manika also has experience in preparing and advising on institutional and private financing documentation.
General Litigation – Manika also has experience in litigation, including small claims, foreclosure matters, and ICBC defence litigation. She has appeared before both the provincial and supreme court of British Columbia, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Manika has a particular interest in estate litigation with mediating and negotiation of settlements.
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- British Columbia 2011
- England and Wales 2005
- National Certificate on Accreditation, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2009
- Post Graduate Legal Practice Diploma, Manchester University (England), 2003
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Thames University (England) 1998
Memberships and Affiliations
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Law Society of England and Wales
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
- Canadian Bar Association
- Fraser Valley Bar Association