Anand Athiviraham Associate


“When advising clients on matters both large or small, I focus on building value and delivering efficiency.”

Anand is an Associate in the Corporate Group at Watson Goepel LLP. He advises clients in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate law, and on estate matters including mergers & acquisitions, conveyancing of property, and estate planning. Anand has extensive experience negotiating and drafting a variety of commercial agreements, including licensing agreements, shareholder agreements, service agreements and employment agreements, as well as leases and wills.

With a keen interest in technology law, Anand understands the unique needs of startups and entrepreneurs, having established and managed his own e-commerce company for several years.

Anand works from both the Vancouver and Surrey office locations. He is also qualified to advise clients on any matters relating to the Province of Ontario, through his licence from the Law Society of Ontario.


J.D., Queen’s University, 2011
B.Sc., McGill University, 2008

British Columbia, 2013
Ontario, 2012

Work Highlights

  • Acted for multinational corporation in its $5.2M acquisition of a competitor in the construction materials industry (2017)
  • Acted for entrepreneur in implementing a significant corporate reorganization for estate planning purposes (2017)
  • Acted for gaming technology company in obtaining financing of up to $1.5M from venture capital firm (2016)
  • Acted for a number of developers in preparing applications for property subdivisions and registering corresponding easements (2016)
  • Acted for local online webhosting company in its $500,000 sale to an Ontario-based IT company (2016)

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Surrey Board of Trade
  • Licensee, Law Society of Ontario