Michelle Yung brings business-centred practical insights and guidance in support of her client’s business objectives. Clients depend on her for knowing the letter of the law and, more importantly, for her insights on the legal framework for advancing their goals.
Michelle's practice is focused on real property, including infrastructure, construction, public private partnerships, procurement, and commercial real estate.
Michelle has extensive experience in commercial leasing transactions and regularly advises landlords, tenants and property managers on commercial leasing matters in the shopping centre, retail, office, mixed-use and industrial space leasing sectors.
Michelle also advises clients on the financing, acquisition and disposition of real estate assets, and on the re-zoning, subdivision, development and building permit processes.
As a member of the firm's Capital Projects group, Michelle supports the development of large infrastructure projects, including hospitals, energy developments and educational institutions.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Michelle served as in-house legal counsel to a leading commercial real estate owner, operator and developer with a Canadian portfolio of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties valued at around $31 billion. There, she advised on commercial leasing, property management and procurement law.
In the community, Michelle serves on the board of directors of The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society, a not-for-profit cultural organization operating the Vancouver International Film Festival. She also serves on the board of directors of Commercial Real Estate Women Vancouver (CREW Vancouver), a non-profit association seeking to advance the achievements of women in the industry. Michelle regularly volunteers as a clinician for Access Pro Bono Society of BC and has served as past co-chair of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Western Chapter) annual gala. She also served for a number of years on the organizing committee for Arts Umbrella's annual fundraising gala.