Profiles

Matthew Nathanson

Matthew Nathanson Is a Criminal Defence lawyer practicing out of downtown Vancouver.

He has handled cases at all levels of court in British Columbia. as well as in the federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. Matthew has also represented clients in other Canadian jurisdictions such as Alberta. Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Matthew has also assisted clients outside of Canada by liaising with counsel in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Matthew specializes in complex criminal trials. He also has extensive experience dealing with constitutional arguments, appeals, and media sensitive cases.

Matthew is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association and its criminal sub-section, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In addition, he is a past member of the Advocates Club, is a Guest Lecturer at the University of British Columbia’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, a panelist at the Inns of Court Program, and has been involved with the U.B.C. “Innocence Project”.

Reza Mansoori-Dara

Reza has been practicing criminal law in British Columbia for the past 10 years.

After receiving his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of British Columbia, Reza attended the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom where he received his Bachelor of Laws.

In 2008, Reza began working as an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. He conducted federal prosecutions with an emphasis on drug-related offences. Reza also conducted a wide range of Criminal Code prosecutions as ad hoc Crown on behalf of the Attorney General of British Columbia.

In 2010, Reza left the Crown office and joined the defence bar. Since that time, Reza’s practice has focussed on complex criminal cases and appeals.

Reza has conducted a variety of large criminal trials involving conspiracies, criminal organizations, and international drug trafficking. He has successfully litigated issues involving search warrants, wiretap authorizations, and electronic surveillance. Reza has also been involved in constitutional challenges to mandatory minimum sentencing provisions in the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

As appellate counsel, Reza regularly advises clients and other defence counsel on a variety of complex issues, with a particular focus on the impact of modern electronic surveillance. In his appellate practice, Reza draws on his interest in legal jurisprudence, academic research, and his extensive knowledge of Canadian, American, and English criminal and constitutional law.

Christopher C.J. Galozo

Christopher C.J. Galozo is Matthew Nathanson’s Articled Student.

Before law school, C.J. attended the University of British Columbia Okanagan where he completed a Bachelor of Business Management. He then pursued law school in the Gold Coast, Australia at Bond University. C.J. graduated in December of 2016 and was awarded his Juris Doctor with First Class Distinction. While at law school C.J. participated in numerous advocacy settings including moots, negotiations and legal presentations. C.J. finished first in his class in Criminal Law and Procedure and has a passion for the practice of criminal defense.

Nancie Kyte

Nance Kyte is the legal administrative assistant to Matthew Nathanson.

Nancie graduated from University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She has been a legal assistant since 2000.

Nancie is responsible for the administrative side of the office, including managing the court calendars, correspondence with Crown Counsel, and liaising with clients. Nancie has significant experience helping manage complex criminal trials and has a good working knowledge of the procedural steps that need to be taken to make sure clients interests are properly protected.

Nancie routinely asists clients with financial matters and in facilitating access to the lawyers in a timely way.

Nancie's considerable experience and organizational skills keep the office running smoothly, and allow the lawyers to concentrate on the legal aspects of cases. Nancie also ensures that urgent matters are dealt with as they arise, and the lawyers are promptly informed of all issues that affect our clients' cases.

Services

MN Law is a Criminal Defence firm with experience representing clients charged with a broad range of offences.

The lawyers at MN Law have defended cllents charged with murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, criminal organization offences, conspiracy, drug offences, firearms and weapons offences, assault, threatening, and sexual offences.

They have also represented clients in fraud cases, computer - related matters and driving cases. In addition, they have experience in extradition cases, administrative matters, and appeals. The lawyers at MN Law routinely negotiate with Crown Counsel and the police in order to prevent criminal charges from being laid, and to deal with preliminary matters such as bail.

The offices of MN Law can be reached 24 hours a day in emergency situations.

Contact

604.608.6185 - (24 Hour)

Marine Building
1000 - 355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8

matthew@mnlaw.ca
reza@mnlaw.ca
christopher@mnlaw.ca
nancie@mnlaw.ca