Sara E. Pope

SARA E. POPE IS A FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL OF REED POPE LAW CORPORATION, and heads the firm's Land Development department. Sara's practice focuses on real estate development projects such as multi-staged master planned communities, resort offerings (including fractional interests and condominium hotels), mixed-use commercial and residential strata projects, phased strata plan developments, and complex subdivisions. She has represented developers of high-profile resort and recreational projects in the BC East Kootenays, Whistler, Big White Ski Resort, Parksville, Sooke and Tofino. Sara also continues to act for developer-clients constructing subdivision and strata projects in the Victoria and Vancouver Island area. Sara advises developers on compliance with the Real Estate Development Marketing Act, and the Strata Property Act.

On the professional side, since March 2011, Sara has been a member of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Capital Region Board. In addition, Sara was co-chair of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Vancouver Island Commercial and Real Estate Section from 2008 to 2010. She also co-authored the chapter on phased strata plans in the BC Continuing Legal Education's Strata Property Practice Manual. This manual received an international award for professional excellence in the “best publications” category. Sara has presented at the Victoria UDI Development School seminar on real estate joint ventures and chaired a seminar for the Victoria UDI, where she spoke about air space parcel developments. Before moving to Victoria in 2003, Sara was a partner at a major law firm in Vancouver, BC.

Primary Assistant:  Sunny Wright – swright@reedpope.ca

EDUCATION

  • LLB - University of Victoria (1989)
  • BA - University of Victoria (1985)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1990

*practicing as Sara E. Pope Law Corporation

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia