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”.

Karyn Leslie

Karyn Leslie

Karyn joined MN Law as an associate after having articled at a prominent criminal defence firm in Vancouver.

Karyn has experience working on a broad range of files including driving offences, assault, sex assault, fraud, extradition, murder, kidnapping, and various drug offences. She also has experience in civil forfeiture matters.

Karyn has volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada and the UBC Criminal Law Clinic. She was also Assistant Editor of the UBC Law Review and President of UBC’s Student Animal Legal Defence Fund.

In her spare time Karyn enjoys reading, hiking, running, cycling, and travelling home to Halifax.

Harpreet Parmar

Harpreet obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from Simon Fraser University. She went on to earn her LLB (Hons) from City, University of London in the UK, where she was a finalist in the criminal moot competition.  Harpreet then obtained her Master of Laws from the University of British Columbia.

She is passionate about protecting the rights of all individuals, particularly ones from disadvantaged groups. She has volunteered at various legal clinics in London and Vancouver assisting vulnerable members of the community.

Harpreet is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Harpreet began her articles with MN Law in 2020.

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
karyn@mnlaw.ca
nancie@mnlaw.ca

You can also reach Harpreet at articledstudent@mnlaw.ca