General Real Estate

At CHEE DUSEVIC, we provide a full range of legal services to our clients in matters related to commercial and residential real estate.  Our lawyers advise and assist buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants with their various real estate needs, including drafting and negotiating contracts of purchase and sale, as well as leases, and preparing mortgages and closing documents for conveyancing.


  • Commercial and residential contracts of purchase and sale

  • Residential mortgages and financing, acting for the lender or borrower

  • Commercial mortgages and financing, acting for the borrower

  • Commercial and residential lease agreements, acting for the landlord or tenant

  • Bare trust agreements

Real Estate Development

At CHEE DUSEVIC, we advise and assist our clients on a broad range of real estate development projects, and we are able to advise them at every stage of the development process.  Our lawyers’ experience includes phased developments, residential, commercial and mixed-use developments, bare land strata, land only subdivisions and single-unit redevelopments.

We have extensive experience preparing disclosure statements and advising on matters related to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act, as well as drafting contracts of purchase and sale and related agreements, and closing documents.  We are also experienced in advising our clients and their sales teams on the sales administration and compliance side of their sales programs, from prelaunch to closings.


  • Land assemblies and subdivision

  • Strata plans, reference and explanatory plans

  • Land use documents, including statutory rights of way, covenants, easements and building schemes

  • Sales program administration and compliance

  • End of project conveyancing, and lender payouts

Wills and Estates

Most people think that drafting a will is the full extent of estate planning.  While a will is a critical part of estate planning, it is only a part of what you can do to protect your estate, look after the interests of your beneficiaries, and prepare for a time when you may be unable to make your own financial, legal and health care decisions.  At CHEE DUSEVIC, we can help you prepare a more comprehensive estate plan.

Our lawyers are also experienced in the area of probate and estate administration, and we are able to advise a prospective personal representative and make the application for probate or administration.


  • Wills

  • Powers of attorney

  • Representation agreements

  • Probate and letters of administration

Corporate, Commercial and Business

The lawyers at CHEE DUSEVIC are experienced in providing business related legal advice and services to a wide range of business and commercial clients.  Whether a client is at the beginning stages of incorporating, or they are buying or selling a business, we are able to provide legal advice and service through all stages of the process.  We currently maintain corporate records for over 300 entities.


  • Incorporations (corporate)

  • Annual corporate maintenance (annual reports, resolutions, restructuring and corporate procedure)

  • Business purchases and sales (shares and assets)

Commercial and Civil Litigation

At CHEE DUSEVIC we are highly experienced in advocating strongly on behalf of our clients at all levels of court within British Columbia and in front of various tribunals.  Drawing on this experience has also provided us with the skill to often resolve disputes to our clients’ advantage without the need of going to trial.  As has been said by others, the best way to avoid the need of a trial is to be fully prepared for one.  Then one can negotiate from a position of strength or when appropriate mediate.  We strive at an early stage to work with our clients so that they and we understand the legal and factual issues and how they can best be addressed, what evidence is needed, and what expert opinions should be obtained.


  • Serious personal injury claims

  • Builders liens

  • Construction litigation, acting for developers, general contractors and trades

  • Real estate litigation, acting for buyers and sellers

  • Estate litigation, acting for estates and the disinherited

  • Shareholder disputes