E. Neil Kornfeld Q.C.

E. Neil Kornfeld Q.C.

Neil Kornfeld, Q.C. is a highly regarded real estate lawyer, acting for commercial and residential developers on the acquisition and redevelopment of noteworthy and unique sites in British Columbia. His work involves complex development and redevelopment projects, including density transfers, matters of heritage preservation, land assemblies, and re-zonings. Neil Kornfeld, Q.C. also maintains an active insolvency practice, acting for lenders, creditors, debtors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy on collections, foreclosures, bankruptcies, receiverships and reorganizations.

Neil has practiced for more than 25 years in real property law, bankruptcy and insolvency. Following completion of law school, he joined Freeman & Company, becoming a partner of the firm only four years later and, later, head of the firm’s insolvency law department and a senior member of the real estate and banking department. He has acted as counsel before courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. In the area of insolvency, he is particularly known for his counsel work in cases involving interpretations of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Acts. Born and raised in Vancouver, Neil Kornfeld, Q.C. is a founding partner of Kornfeld LLP. Neil is the father of two grown daughters.

Practice Areas


  • Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, LLB
  • University of British Columbia, Economics

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1977


  • LEXPERT, “Consistently Recommended”
  • Martindale Peer Review Rating AV, 5.0 out of 5.0
  • President, director, governor, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver