Shawn A. Poisson


VCARD: Shawn A. Poisson


Mariane Paradis |

Bar admissions

British Columbia (1991)


University of Saskatchewan, BComm (1989)

University of Saskatchewan, LLB—Distinction (1990)



Shawn has extensive experience advising clients as a member of the Lending / Insolvency and Commercial Real Estate Teams. He strives to provide value, and believes receiving good counsel is paramount to navigating complex issues.

Shawn works with and acts for property owners; lenders and borrowers, including equipment lessors; insolvency and restructuring professionals, and creditors. He has specific expertise acting for non-resident clients. Shawn advises clients on:

  • Acquisition and development financing

  • Operating and capital financing and leasing

  • Aircraft, rail, and vessel financing and leasing

  • Syndicated loans

  • Real estate acquisitions and sales

    • Apartment portfolio and bulk unit transactions

    • Resort, luxury residential, and strata hotels

    • Fractional interests and private residence clubs

  • Commercial foreclosures, bankruptcy, receivership, restructuring, and other security enforcement proceedings

  • Tenant insolvencies

  • Strata wind-ups


Recent Work

  • Collaborated with Koffman Kalef colleagues to create an exceptional Strata Wind-up Group

  • Completing several successful strata wind-ups in the last 2 years

  • Participated on local counsel in connection with the acquisition of Grouse Mountain Resort

  • Advised lead leaders on several significant residential and mixed-use syndicated construction project financing

  • Completed 500 railcar lease financing transactions

  • Structured interim funding and sale/leaseback of a large fleet of aircraft


  • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Past Lecturer

    • Real estate and insolvency topics

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member