Karen Dickson provides legal advice to clients in the areas of business law and finance. She was the managing partner of the firm’s Vancouver office from 2014 to 2016.
Karen has extensive experience advising clients in the sale or acquisition of shares or assets, granting security over personal property, corporate reorganizations, shareholders’ agreements, and major business contracts. She is a trusted adviser to clients and advises on corporate and governance issues. In her financing practice, Karen represents a major Canadian bank with respect to automotive lending and asset-based financing.
Clients rely on Karen for her experience in a number of complex areas:
Private M&A: acting for private corporations selling or buying shares or assets.
Financing and lending: acting for banks in major financings, automotive, and asset-based lending.
Corporate and commercial: acting for corporations in regard to corporate issues and commercial arrangements including shareholder disputes, contract negotiations, and major reorganizations.
Karen has lectured for Continuing Legal Education on the Personal Property Security Act. She has been a guest lecturer for the Professional Legal Training Course program on buying and selling a business, debtor-creditor relations, incorporations, and the Personal Property Security Act.
Karen has been involved in the community for over 30 years. She served on the Board of Directors for the Credit Counselling Society of BC from 2014-15, and as a governor on the board of Vancouver Community College for 3 years (including two years as Chair of its Governance Committee). She has also been a director of Neighbourhood House, Touchstone Theatre, Anna Wyman Dance Theatre and The Vancouver Playhouse.
Professional achievements & leadership
- The Best Lawyers in Canada – Corporate Law, 2018-2019
- Canadian Bar Association, Business Law and Banking sections
Bar admissions & education
- British Columbia Bar, 1982
- LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1981
- B.Ed., University of British Columbia, 1977