Pat is a partner in the boutique law firm, Koffman Kalef LLP, in Vancouver. His practice is focused on commercial real estate, with a particular emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions, strata and commercial development (including air space parcels) and commercial leasing.
Pat is recognized as one of the Top 500 lawyers in Canada and one of the Top 2 property development lawyers in Vancouver. He also appears in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of property development.
Pat received his LL.B from the University of British Columbia in 1978. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1979. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association (Real Property, Banking, Municipal and Environmental subsections), Building Owners & Managers Association, NAIOP – The Association for Commercial Real Estate, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Development Institute and Air Space Subdivision Task Force.
Pat has just completed three terms as President of the Board of the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival, and is a director on the Boards of the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, Coastal Foundation for the Performing Arts, and the 1988 Foundation and Equitable Real Estate Investment Corp. Pat has participated in and been on the Advisory Committee for two Continuing Legal Education publications.