Anand Athiviraham | Watson Goepel Vancouver Lawyers

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

  • Advised on the divestiture of a leading Canadian producer, marketer, and distributor of branded specialty food products, with a combined value of cash and equity in excess of $60M.
  • Acted for a multinational corporation in its $5.2M acquisition of a competitor in the construction materials industry (2017)
  • Acted for an entrepreneur in implementing a significant corporate reorganization for estate planning purposes (2017)
  • Acted for a 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 web hosting 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


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4 October 2019

Essential Agreements for Your Business

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Cannabis in the workplace: Sorting through the weeds

Check out our latest blog post on cannabis in the workplace, published this week in Surrey604 Magazine! “With the recent legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, employers have been scrambling to understand their liability in light of potential cannabis use by their employees in the workplace. Given the increased likelihood of recreational cannabis use…

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22 September 2018

So you want to start a startup: A lawyer’s advice to entrepreneurs

Check out our latest blog post on legal advice for startups, published this week in Surrey604 Magazine! “Starting a new business can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. You’ve likely spent a significant amount of time developing your business idea, and are now looking for ways to market your product or service to the public. As…

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