Thomas McLachlan

THOMAS S. MCLACHLAN IS A PRINCIPAL OF REED POPE LAW CORPORATION and practices as part of the firm’s Land Development Department. Thomas’ practice focuses primarily on real estate development projects including:

• Real estate development marketing and sales (pre-sale projects, disclosure statements, purchase contracts, development covenants, and conveyancing)

• Strata corporation development and governance (bare land, residential, mixed-use, phased projects, and strata bylaws)

• Resort offerings (fractional interests, Headlease / sublease structures, timeshare hotels, rental pools, and home owner associations)

• All aspects of Land Titles practice (easements, right of ways, covenants, statutory building schemes, subdivisions, road dedications, and crown land tenure such as foreshore leases)

• Advising on matters arising out of the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA), Real Estate Services Act (RESA), the Land Title Act, and the Strata Property Act

Thomas’ practice also includes business and construction law including: incorporations, financing, commercial leasing, commercial agreements, buying and selling businesses, review and drafting of constructions contracts, and providing advice on builders lien claims and compliance under the Builders Lien Act.

Before joining Reed Pope, Thomas articled at a boutique law firm in downtown Vancouver specializing in construction litigation where he represented clients in British Columbia’s Provincial and Supreme Court.

Thomas enjoys spending his free time playing music, camping with his family, and running with his dog McGee.

Direct Line: 1.250.419.5073

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  • J.D. - University of Victoria (2013) 
  • B.A. - University of Victoria (2010)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (2014)

* practicing as Thomas McLachlan Law Corporation


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Victoria Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Director of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Capital Region
  • Former Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of CBA’s Young Lawyer’s Victoria Section
  • Organizing Committee for Victoria’s Battle of the Bar Bands