Devin P. Lucas
Associate

Devin P. Lucas

Devin Lucas maintains a general civil litigation practice with a focus on corporate and commercial litigation and landlord tenant and real property disputes. His commercial litigation experience includes contractual disputes, employment matters, and debtor-creditor law.

Devin Lucas joined Kornfeld LLP as an associate in 2013 after completing his articles with the firm. During law school, Devin was actively involved in a number of pro bono legal clinics.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Devin enjoys playing soccer, running and is an avid reader.

Practice Areas

Education

• University of British Columbia, J.D.
• University of British Columbia, B.A.

Bar Admissions

• British Columbia, 2013

Published Works

  • “Section 96 of the Employment Standards Act: Balancing Competing Interests”  72 The Advocate 855 (November 2014)
  • “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Suspending an Employment Standards Determination (But Were too Afraid to Ask)” 72 The Advocate (March 2014)

Notable Cases

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  • Youyi Group Holdings (Canada) Ltd. v. Brentwood Lanes Canada Ltd., 2020 BCCA 130

    The British Columbia Court of Appeal agreed with the judge at trial that a $28.8 million contract of purchase and sale should not be enforced, being tainted by the illegality of the purchasers’ fraudulent conduct.   While the trial judge found numerous instances of illegal conduct each rendering the contract unenforceable, the Court of Appeal considered it unnecessary to look beyond the conclusion that the purchasers had designed and used the contract and related lease to falsely inflate rent for financing purposes.

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  • Pacific Centre Limited v. Creative Energy Vancouver Platforms Inc., Westbank Projects Corp. and others, 2020 BCSC 676

    Cadillac Fairview Limited and its property, Pacific Centre mall, were unsuccessful in their efforts to stop the proposed redevelopment of 720 Beatty St., site of the Creative Energy steam heat plant which serves the energy needs of over 200 commercial and residential buildings throughout downtown Vancouver.   Our clients, Creative Energy and Westbank Projects Corp., are teaming up to build a state-of-the-art office tower and entertainment facilities bridging Vancouver’s Yaletown district with BC Place Stadium.

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  • Youyi Group Holdings (Canada) Ltd. v. Brentwood Lanes Canada Ltd., 2019 BCSC 739

    After a 78-day trial, the Supreme Court of British Columbia allowed our client to withdraw from a $28,800,000 contract for the sale of a large redevelopment site, due to the intended purchaser’s use of the contract for illegal purposes.  This allowed our client to reap a nearly $50,000,000 increase in value.

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